Story Courosel - May 13, 2013
Ancient fish have their teeth examined
These fossilised teeth are from fish that swam in the Atlantic Ocean around 23 million years ago. Despite their tiny stature, at less than half a millimetre in length, these microfossils can be...
Story Courosel - May 6, 2013
Looking back at our maritime heritage
The Royal Research Ship Discovery in 1903 at Port Lockroy, which is a natural harbour on the northwestern shores of Wiencke Island, Antarctica.
This ship was designed and built for the British National...
Story Courosel - April 28, 2013
Glowing like a firework under the sea
Blur your eyes and these sea creatures look like fireworks exploding, hence they are named ‘firework anemones’.
These ones live in the research aquarium at the National Oceanography Centre, which...
Story Courosel - April 21, 2013
Ancient shark’s teeth examined by students on Hampshire coastline
This fossilised tooth was once attached to a shark that lived around 40 million years ago.
It was found on the beaches at Barton-on-Sea in Hampshire, where second year geology...
Story Courosel - April 13, 2013
Pointing the way to Ocean Business
Autosub Long Range points the way to the entrance to Europe’s biggest marine technology showcase held at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton this week.
The event was hailed as a huge success,...
Story Courosel - March 30, 2013
Spellbound by the PufferSphere
At Ocean and Earth Day last week visitors were mesmerised by the PufferSphere. As if looking at the Earth from space, the PufferSphere shows the swirling patterns of the oceans around the globe.
Story Courosel - March 23, 2013
Your Picture of the Deep
This week the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton opened its doors to the public for our annual Ocean and Earth Day. Amongst the array of hands-on activities was 'Your Picture of the Deep', where visitors got...
Story Courosel - March 16, 2013
A close look at volcanic flows from James Cook - photo courtesy of Paul Tyler
Last week, scientists aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook were pioneering underwater studies of volcanic flows from the Soufrière Hills volcano on the island of...
Story Courosel - March 9, 2013
Isis takes a breather - photo courtesy of Will Homoky
A vital member of the team aboard RRS James Cook this month, Isis, takes short a break between dives to the bottom of the Cayman Trough in the Caribbean Sea. This underwater...
Story Courosel - December 11, 2012
Volcanic waters in the cold Southern Ocean are the destination for RRS James Cook for the next few weeks. Scientists are exploring a deep water system of hydrothermal vents, calderas and cold seeps on the seabed off the coast of Antarctica.