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Posted: 21 February 2013
Beebe hydrothermal vent field at 4968m The BBC’s Science Editor, David Shukman, is aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook as scientists from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, explore the deepest hydrothermal vents yet...
Posted: 20 February 2013
An ADCP frame will be used to measure turbulence and sediment transport A new experiment is under way that will help forecast the shape of the Dutch coastline under changing climate conditions, involving scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (...
Posted: 18 February 2013
GOCE in orbit (image: © ESA / AOES Medialab) For decades, scientists have disagreed about whether the sea is higher or lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Now, thanks to precision gravity data gathered by a...
Posted: 11 February 2013
Earth’s interior structure (Courtesy: Planet Earth Online) Plumes of hot rock from deep within the Earth are lacing rock beneath the Atlantic Ocean with gold, scientists have discovered. The team, led by Alex Webber from the National Oceanography...
Posted: 6 February 2013
Shimmering hydrothermal fluid and relict chimney at Hook Ridge The location of an underwater volcanic vent, marked by a low-lying plume of shimmering water, has been revealed by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Writing in the...
Posted: 1 February 2013
Fossil and modern coccolithophore cells of species Toweius pertusus and Coccolithus pelagicus (courtesy of Paul Bown, UCL) Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago. The study found that their response to environmental...