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Posted: 31 January 2012
Island of Montserrat University of Southampton researchers based the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, with colleagues from Bristol and Penn State Universities, have produced the first image of the magma...
Posted: 31 January 2012
Arctic Ocean mean sea surface A bulge of freshwater has been building up in the Arctic Ocean. Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre have been working with the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at...
Posted: 20 January 2012
Cold water corals in the Bay of Biscay Bottom trawling fishing boats have devastated many cold water coral reefs along the margin of the North East Atlantic Ocean. Now, researchers have found large cold water coral colonies clinging to...
Posted: 18 January 2012
British Camp, Lake Ellsworth Plans to drill and survey a lake under Antarctica’s ice sheet with a probe designed and built by engineers at the National Oceanography Centre have just reached another milestone. Lake...
Posted: 11 January 2012
Beebe Vent Field shrimp Scientists have revealed details of the world's most extreme deep-sea volcanic vents, five kilometres down in a rift in the Caribbean seafloor. The undersea hot springs, which lie 0.8...
Posted: 4 January 2012
David Pugh about to install a pressure sensor under a floating pier on the north shore of Loch Ness Despite being 16 metres above sea level and with no tidal input from the ocean, Loch Ness still has its own tide, which has been measured – for the first time – by Liverpool-based scientists from...
Posted: 4 January 2012
Pillar supporting stalked barnacles and anemones Communities of species previously unknown to science have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents. Working from...