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Ocean Sciences (OCE) Discoveries

NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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Photo of a researcher collecting soil samples at the Arctic LTER site. Life Underground Critical to Earth's Ecosystems
Scientists travel 'down the rabbit hole' for new view of subterranean biodiversity
Released  July 29, 2009
Photo of Katrina Edwards sub-sampling volcanic basalt for microbiology as Brian Midson looks on. Hunting for Life in Rocks Beneath the Seas
University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards describes research to find and characterize microbes in the crust beneath the deep sea
Released  May 8, 2009
Photo of Kakani Young swimming among jellyfish. Jellyfish: Far From Passive Drifters-in-the-currents
"Biomixing" by floating animals churns waters in oceans, seas, lakes
Released  May 8, 2009
Eight thumbnail images and 2008 in Review 2008: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities that made news last year
Released  March 13, 2009
Photo of a jellyfish swarm. Jellyfish Researcher Explains How and Why Jellyfish Swarms Form
Why are large swarms of jellyfish and other gelatinous animals being reported in many of the world's popular fishing and vacation spots?
Released  December 16, 2008
Ilustration of a crater formed from the impact of a comet or asteroid in Chesapeake Bay. Crumbling Walls of Ancient Chesapeake Bay Crater Threaten Regional Groundwater Supplies
Saltwater intrusion into collapsing crater also allows microbes to flourish
Released  August 12, 2008
Photo of lionfish and other fish. Atlantic Coral Reefs Are No Match for This Lion
Scientists detail the extensive damage to coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean caused by invasive lionfish species, warn of potential catastrophe
Released  July 29, 2008
A conceptual view of a new pathway for methane production in the oceans. Methane Formation in the Oceans: New Pathway Discovered
Significant importance for study of greenhouse gas production on Earth
Released  July 10, 2008
Photo of the research vessel Pacific Storm. Scientists See Squid Attack Squid
Oregon State oceanographer Kelly Benoit-Bird and colleagues succeed in using sonar to track Humboldt squid
Released  June 27, 2008
Photo of the CTD/rosette that contains sampling bottles and instruments. How Desert Dust Feeds the World's Oceans
Scientists sample dust and trace metals in seawater to learn more about climatic change
Released  May 9, 2008
Photo of the view from the driver's seat, or the "bridge," on the R/V Roger Revelle. For Better or Worse, Modern Ocean Explorers Stay Connected
Improvements in shipboard communications mean scientists can keep in constant touch, even when their research takes them to remote locations
Released  April 28, 2008
Photo shows Gretchen Hofmann and Tom Crombia carrying out a "field repair" on the rover. High School Students Build Antarctic Submersible
Two female high school graduates build an underwater, camera-equipped "rover" that can operate beneath polar ice
Released  April 14, 2008
University of Hawaii researchers use taglines to control sway of sampling device entering water. Mysterious Compound Seen as Key to Ocean Life
Scientists study chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) to gain a better understanding of life in the oceans
Released  April 7, 2008
2007 In Review 2007: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities reported last year
Released  January 30, 2008
Illustration of a new way in which ocean water circulates through deep-sea vents. Quakes Under Pacific Ocean Floor Reveal Unexpected Circulation System
Research upsets long-held view of volcanism-driven hydrothermal vents
Released  January 11, 2008
Aerial photo of ice cover on northern lakes Winter Ice on Lakes, Rivers, Ponds: A Thing of the Past?
Records over 150 years show trend toward fewer days of ice cover
Released  January 10, 2008
Photo of a shipworm Clams Convert Air Into Food
Trait no longer the domain only of plants
Released  January 10, 2008
Photo of 3 crew members, "tag lines" and equipment on the ship's deck. Life at Sea: An Oceanographer's Adventure
Cassandra Lopez of the University of Miami reports that conducting research at sea can be an adventure, but it is always enjoyable and exciting
Released  November 2, 2007
Photo of rock with arrow pointing to "black mat" of algal growth Comet May Have Exploded Over North America 13,000 Years Ago
Caused wooly mammoth extinction, global cooling and end of early human Clovis culture
Released  August 14, 2007
Circle hooks in longline fishing may adversely affect shark and marlin populations. Sea Turtle Conservation Method Could Have Unintended Consequences for Sharks, Marlins
Circle-shaped fishing hooks not a panacea for tuna, swordfish longliners
Released  May 7, 2007
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
California kelp forests West Coast Kelp Forest Ecosystems At Risk
Overfishing Has More Effect Than Nutrient Pollution
Released  June 8, 2006
photo of flange on 18-story chimney Scientists Discover Secrets of 'Lost City'
The Lost City hydrothermal vent field was discovered in December 2000 during an NSF-funded expedition. Lost City structures, including a vent 18 stories tall, are formed in a very different way than ocean-floor vents studied since the 1970s.
Released  July 30, 2004
Eleutherobia species of coral Finding Cures from Corals
A chemical that protects a rare type of marine coral from predators may also prove to be a potent medicine for humans in the fight against cancer.
Released  July 18, 2003
Generic Discovery Image Deeply Buried Sediments Tell Story of Sudden Mass Extinction
Two international teams of researchers recover evidence of a large meteorite that impacted Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula 65 million years ago.
Released  June 25, 2003

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