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Introducing Huntington Ingalls Industries' Proteus Optionally Crewed Underwater Vehicle

While the floor at the annual Navy League Sea-Air-Space exposition is always packed with displays, it's unusual to see lines forming to view any one attraction. But a coal-black, sinister-looking undersea vessel on display here for the...Show More Summary

This National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating our...

©Mariana Del Valle This National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating our fintastic volunteers! From inspiring guests to caring for animals, our volunteers have given over 3.6 million hours over the last 30 years. Our mission to inspire ocean conservation wouldn’t be possible without them! Learn more about our volunteer program

Eye of the beholder: How colour vision made us human

Most of us can distinguish a million or more hues. A winding evolutionary path led to this amazing ability – and perhaps to our explosion of brainpower

Bone Eating Worms Originally Evolved to eat Marine Reptiles, not Whales

A species of bone-eating worm that was believed to have evolved in conjunction with whales has been dated back to prehistoric times when it fed on the carcasses of giant marine reptiles.Scientists at Plymouth University found that Osedax...Show More Summary

Dogs tap into human bonding system to get close to our hearts

Exchanging gazes with dogs boosts levels of a bonding hormone in both them and us, suggesting they evolved to hijack a uniquely human way of bonding

Captivated yet? This small but feisty flamboyant cuttlefish is...

Captivated yet? This small but feisty flamboyant cuttlefish is unlike the rest, walking along the seafloor on arms and fins–and flashing its hypnotic color scheme to scare off predators. Learn more about this impossibly colorful cephalopod

Marine Conditions Before, During and After the Cryogenian NeoProterozoic Sturtian Glaciations

The Marine Environments encompassing the Neoproterozoic glaciations: Evidence from C, Sr and Fe isotope ratios in the Hecla Hoek Supergroup in SvalbardAuthors:Tahata et alAbstract:The Neoproterozoic Era records several important events in Earth history. Show More Summary

Climate driven variability in the Southern Ocean carbonate system

We investigate seasonal and interannual variability in the Southern Ocean carbonate system using output from a historically forced (1948-2007) ocean general circulation model with embedded biogeochemistry. Atmospheric CO2 is fixed at pre-industrial levels to investigate carbonate system variability in the absence of an anthropogenic CO2 perturbation. Show More Summary

Effects of elevated CO2 levels on eggs and larvae of a North Pacific flatfish

The Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska support a number of commercially important flatfish fisheries. These high latitude ecosystems are predicted to be most immediately impacted by ongoing ocean acidification, but the range of responses by commercial fishery species has yet to be fully explored. In this study, we examined the growth responses of northern […]

Effects of CO2 and iron availability on rbcL gene expression in Bering Sea diatoms (update)

Iron (Fe) can limit phytoplankton productivity in approximately 40% of the global ocean, including in high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll (HNLC) waters. However, there is little information available on the impact of CO2-induced seawater acidification on natural phytoplankton assemblages in HNLC regions. Show More Summary

4-14-15 Baby J-51 and Notch J-47

Tuesday, April 14th...after those brief Transient calls...I was later awakened by more calls at about 1:40 a.m.......they continued for about two and a half hours...then quiet and then started up again at about 6:00 a.m. last heard at...Show More Summary

July 23rd, 2014 Chinese ASAT Test was Actually a Success

We’ve known for some time that China conducted an anti-satellite test July 23 last year, but we learned today that that test was “successful” even if it didn’t destroy anything.China has successfully placed low earth orbit satellites at risk, Air Force Lt. Show More Summary

Robopocalypse Coming for the Chef in 2017

Stirring, adjusting the temperature, pouring and adding ingredients are all basic skills for a chef but they’re slightly harder to achieve for a robot.However, that’s not the case for this pair of robotic hands, which could be set to...Show More Summary

Tessa's Kids: My Nieces and Nephew

My sister Tessa (pictured with her son top) is 6 years younger than I am. She has three kids. Marissa is the oldest (17), Cody is the second oldest (16) and Tearra is the youngest at 10. There's a funny thing about the family and kids: we tend to have kids in clusters. Show More Summary

Which Mammoth is Mopey Character are You?

We're now two weeks from the end of the Mammoth is Mopey Indiegogo campaign I've posted about here a few times and tweeted about prolifically. In the interest of keeping promotion fresh, we've hopped on the quiz bandwagon. They're scientifically proven to be the number one way to come to self-knowledge in the hustle and bustle of this digital world. Show More Summary

Sec Navy Mabus: F-35 Will '“almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the US Navy Buys or Flies'

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will be “almost certainly will be, the last manned strike fighter aircraft the Department of the Navy will ever buy or fly,” signaling key assumptions...Show More Summary

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