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An Ancient Volcanic Collapse Triggered An 240 Metre Tsunami Wave

Scientists have just uncovered one of the largest tsunami events in the geologic record, and naturally, it started with an epic splash. 73,000 years ago, the eastern flank of Cape Verde’s Fogo volcano collapsed into the sea, kicking up an 240m wave.

BP, Chevron Charter CSIRO Climate Science Vessel To Look For Fossil Fuels

In a sad turn of events, CSIRO’s RV Investigator, a dedicated marine research vessel that winded up construction and testing earlier this year, will now spend a few months under the employ of BP and Chevron sniffing out black gold… while also studying the ocean and sea floor.

Get Lost In The Swirling Green Seas Of A Massive Algae Bloom

The image above, “Eye of an Algal Storm” was captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A satellite over the middle of the Baltic Sea on 7 August. With a spatial resolution of just 10 metres, ripples and waves are captured in stunning detail. In the top centre of the image, you can even make out the wake of a ship as it slices through cyanobacteria-laden waters.

Earth's Oceans Could Look Completely Different By The End Of The Century

Beneath the swelling blue surf, ocean life is on the move. Marine species are swimming into new new communities and forcing others out. By the end of the century, the ecosystems that cover 70 per cent of our planet’s surface will look completely different.

Greenland's Ice Sheets Are Getting Cooked By Warm Ocean Currents

The retreat of Arctic sea ice has been so dramatic over the last few years that atlases are being changed. Now it turns out Greenland’s ice sheets are also melting faster than we thought — not on the visible surface, but due to currents deep below the ocean.

Incredible Overhead View Of An Oil Tanker Perfectly Docking At A Narrow Port

Video: The captain of this ship must be a master Tetris player or a savant when it comes to that time wasting iPhone parking game or at least, be the inventor of the three-point turn because his manoeuvring of this tanker, the Galway Fisher,into the narrow Port of Galway is simply incredible to see from up top.

A Warm Ocean 'Blob' In The Pacific Is Feeding A Toxic Algae Bloom 

The Blob has been there for over a year — a cauldron of extra-warm ocean temperatures off the coast of the Pacific Northwest that just won’t budge. The Blob has already affected food availability and habitats for marine life, and now scientists are starting to see at least one dangerous side-effect of the Blob: A harmful algae bloom stretching from Alaska to California.

Here's How A 13-Foot Wide Egg Mass Fits Inside A 5-Foot Squid

On July 9th of this year, divers off the coast of Turkey ran across an enormous lump of gelatinous goo which turned out to be one of the largest squid egg masses ever found. That inspired science writer and squid expert Danna Staaf to make this video explaining how all that goo fit inside a much smaller mother squid.

Tiny Ocean Microbes Are Brightening Up The Sky

Phytoplankton may be microscopic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see them. Just look up: These little critters are brightening up cloudy days around the world.

How Car-Parking Tech Could Unearth The Ocean's Hidden Resources

Sometimes the best ideas come from thinking far, far outside the box. That’s what Nissan and Japan’s marine science agency did with their new deep sea rover. To build it, engineers used the same tech as a park-assisting car — which is now helping to give scientists a 360-degree view of the ocean floor.

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