Science

29
Aug
2018

Source: Yale Environment 360

Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral reef stretching at least 85 miles long off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. The previously unknown reef sits in complete darkness about a half-mile below the ocean surface and is teeming with Lophelia pertusa, a stony coral species, and a variety of other hard and soft corals, several news outlets reported.

Continue reading Scientists Find a Massive Deep Sea Reef Off the U.S. East Coast

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13
Aug
2018

Source: Phys Org 
Author: Oregon State University

Long before humans started injecting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, the level of atmospheric CO2 rose significantly as the Earth came out of its last ice age. Many scientists have long suspected that the source of that carbon was from the deep sea.

Continue reading Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean

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21
Jul
2018

Source: The Inertia

There are a whole pile of things that go on in the ocean that we don’t know about. Weird fish, strange behaviors, The Bloop, and with any luck, giant sea monsters. That’s why the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research is running Windows to the Deep 2018, an undersea exploration mission that routinely documents some extraordinary stuff.

Continue reading Watch This Incredible Footage of a Lightning-Fast Deep Sea Predator

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5
Jul
2018

Source: PhysOrg 
Author: Bob Yirka

A pair of researchers at Peking University has found evidence that suggests liquid CO2 could be safely sequestered in deep sea sediments. In their paper posted on the open access site Science Advances, Yihua Teng and Dongxiao Zhang describe a model they built to mimic CO2 injections beneath the ocean floor and what it showed.

Continue reading Model suggests sequestering CO2 in deep sea sediments might be viable option

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