Tag Archives: Oceans

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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Climate change doom teaches lesson for today

Scientists say rapidly warming oceans played a key role in the world’s biggest mass extinction, 252 million years ago, and could point to the risks that lie ahead in an era of similarly rapid climate change. The latest analysis, published in … Continue reading

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Ships set sail to trace tiny creatures’ carbon trail

After seven years of preparation, two research vessels are heading out of Seattle to begin a 40-day voyage to track how tiny organisms in the ocean affect the world’s carbon balance — and it’s a bittersweet moment for one scientist who’s staying … Continue reading

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OceanGate sub hits Titanic depth of 4,000 meters

OceanGate successfully lowered its Titan submersible to a depth of 4,000 meters in waters off the coast of the Bahamas, during a series of uncrewed dives aimed at testing the integrity of the craft’s carbon-fiber hull. The Everett, Wash.-based team lowered the … Continue reading

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