Ocean

Find out everything there is to know about the ocean and stay updated on the latest oceanic news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and beautiful images of the ocean at LiveScience.com. Learn more about the Earth's oceans as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about our largest bodies of water.
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Oceans Getting Hotter Than Anybody Realized
ocean, warming, acidification, climate change, Southern Ocean, argo, global warming
October 6th, 2014
Study finds the upper levels of the planet’s oceans have been warming much faster than previously realized.
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Citizen Science Assists Coastal Ecosystem Studies
Julia Parrish is the founder and executive director of COASST
September 9th, 2014
The leader of the COASST ocean conservation group says why her work makes her feel like Jacques Cousteau.
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Massive Extinct Volcano Discovered Beneath Pacific Ocean
newly discovered Pacific Ocean seamount.
September 3rd, 2014
Lurking some 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) beneath the Pacific Ocean, a massive mountain rises up from the seafloor, say scientists who discovered the seamount using sonar technology.
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Geological Wonderland: Thousands of Seamounts Discovered in New Seafloor Map
seamounts
October 2nd, 2014
A new gravity map of Earth's seafloor fills in blanks and will reveal its geologic history in greater detail.
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Oversized Alien-Like 'Shrimp' Caught Off Florida Is ID'ed
An oversized alien-like creature, which is likely a mantis shrimp, was caught off Fort Pierce, Florida, recently.
September 5th, 2014
Florida fisherman catches more than he bargained for with giant "alien" shrimp.
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Puzzling New Animals Look Like Deep-Sea Mushrooms
Dendrogramma
September 3rd, 2014
Mysterious new animals discovered offshore of Australia are so unusual that an entire new taxonomic family was created to classify them.
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How Crafty Ocean Bacteria Conquer Food Deserts
ocean proteomics
September 4th, 2014
A small but mighty ocean bacterium can load up on scarce resources when food supplies run low. Scientists can track these bacterial proteins in seawater to detect low nutrient levels.
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