Tag Archives: Oceans

Shipwreck-hunting project wins TV spotlight

The voyages of the R/V Petrel, funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen, are the focus of a National Geographic documentary premiering on Aug. 12 – and as a prelude to the show, the leader of the Petrel team … Continue reading

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Allen Coral Atlas adds Great Barrier Reef views

When you think of the crown jewels of the coral reefs, it’s hard not to think of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef — and now those jewels are on full display in the Allen Coral Atlas, one of the scientific legacies left behind … Continue reading

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OceanGate sets titanic record with 4-person dive

OceanGate set a deep-diving record last week when a crew of four rode inside the Everett, Wash.-based company’s Titan submersible to the Titanic-level depth of 3,760 meters (12,336 feet) in the Bahamas. The April 17 voyage, which served as a test … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s research vessel finds the USS Hornet

Chalk up another historic shipwreck discovery for the Petrel, the research vessel funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen: This time it’s the USS Hornet, the World War II aircraft carrier that was sunk by Japanese forces in 1942. The Hornet … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s deep legacy: Japanese shipwreck found

A wide-ranging shipwreck survey funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is continuing after his death, and the latest discovery focuses on the Japanese battleship Hiei, which sank in the South Pacific during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Japanese researchers picked … Continue reading

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Disease and warming seas are wiping out sea stars

Warming oceans and an infectious wasting disease have combined to devastate what was once an abundant type of sea stars along the West Coast, scientists say in a newly published study. The study, published today by the open-access journal Science Advances, … Continue reading

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Research robots survive a year under Antarctic ice

It’s been a year since a squadron of underwater robots was sent out to monitor the underside of Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf, and researchers report that the whole squad has survived the harsh southern winter. Except for one unfortunate battery-powered drone, … Continue reading

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