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Posted: 26 April 2010
The RRS Discovery A team led by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, have today set sail from Govan in Scotland towards the region of the North Atlantic ocean affected by ash from the...
Posted: 15 April 2010
The Autosub 6000 being deployed to survey the Cayman Trough Scientists onboard the RRS James Cook have found the world’s deepest hydrothermal vents 3,1 miles down (5000 metres) in the Caribbean’s Cayman Trough. The NOC scientists are writing a daily...
Posted: 13 April 2010
Professor Edward Hill appointed Director of the new National Oceanography Centre Professor Edward Hill has been appointed Director of the Natural Environment Research Council’s new National Oceanography Centre. He said, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the...
Posted: 12 April 2010
The world’s deepest ‘black smoker’ vent, erupting water hot enough to melt lead, 3.1 miles down on the ocean floor A British scientific expedition has discovered the world’s deepest undersea volcanic vents, known as ‘black smokers’, 3.1 miles (5000 metres) down in the Cayman Trough in the Caribbean. Using a...
Posted: 1 April 2010
Set sail for the Weddell Sea Last month the RRS James Clark Ross set sail in the direction of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Northern Weddell Sea to measure the production of Antarctic Bottom Water. Onboard ship is an...
Posted: 1 April 2010
An inner valve view of Actinocyclus ssp., sampled using a closing net between 25–35 m depth The movement of ocean eddies and other surface water masses over short timescales causes rapid changes in the community composition of marine algae (phytoplankton) in the sunlit upper ocean,...
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