Microscopic ocean phytoplankton feed a "biological pump" that carries carbon from the surface to deep waters. Scientists have found that this process stores much more carbon than previously thought.
May 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change oceans photosynthesis phytoplankton carbon-storage carbon-sequestration marine-biology marine-snow marine-biodiversity
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
April 28, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: conservation reproduction oceans wildlife sharks endangered-species marine-biology scientists-at-work tagging tiger-sharks women-scientists satellite-data the-bahamas
Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes' livers and on the deep ocean floor
The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster catalyzed a decade of research on oil contamination in the Gulf of Mexico, from surface waters to the seabed, with surprising findings.
April 13, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: fisheries water-pollution deepwater-horizon marine-biology bp-oil-spill marine-science marine-snow gulf-of-mexico hydrocarbons
You won't see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
March 24, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: oceans fisheries sharks marine-biology tagging noaa significant-figures
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