Marine Science

Schmidt Tests its New ROV in Guam

The new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) SuBastian is returning to shore after nearly a month of rigorous testing in the open ocean off the island of Guam in the western Pacific.

Global Climate Change Threatens Papahānaumokuākea Marine

 Despite its remote location in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument faces a looming threat of global climate change that

SC Fisheries Research Vessel Repowered

 A fisheries research vessel operated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), was recently repowered with new eco-friendly fuel-efficient engines from Volvo Penta.

Fighting Barnacle Buildup with Biology

New research solves a mystery behind the gunk that sticks to the bottoms of ships.   The coating of barnacles and other growth along the bottoms of vessels is more than just an eyesore.

Ice Free Arctic?

 Arctic melting slowed enough in midsummer that scientists don't expect this year's sea ice minimum to set a new record. This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean

New Research Ship Sally Ride Sails for Home

On August 26, 2016, R/V Sally Ride will arrive from its shipyard birthplace in Anacortes, Wash., via a stop in San Francisco, to its home port at the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma.

NOAA Establishes Marine Mammal Protection Criteria

Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen follow,

Atlantic Hurricane Season to be Stronger than Expected

 In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of

Why is Coral Dying at East Flower Garden Bank?

Normally the reefs of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) are considered to be the healthiest in the region, but now scientists from around the

Forecasters Predict Strong Atlantic Hurricane Season

Atlantic hurricane season expected to be strongest since 2012; forecasters now expect 70 percent chance of 12 to 17 named storms   In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, the U.

Autonomous Boat Deployed to Monitor Ocean Noise

A new project in Plymouth aims to find out how increasing levels of manmade noise in the sea is affecting marine life.    Plymouth University Marine Institute

No Red Tide Expected on Florida’s West Coast

Scientists who have developed red tide prediction models based on previous research, have published two new studies detailing their optimistic outlook    Research

The Quest for the Moho

Between Earth's crust and mantle lies a mysterious boundary   Prologue: A Valiant Quest For much of his half-century career, Henry J. B. Dick has been on a quest

DNV GL’s Synergi Water with four Core Modules

The new release of DNV GL’s Synergi Water includes four modules that have previously been separately licensed. The addition of these modules – Unidirectional Flushing,

SeaRobotics Delivers USV for NC State University

SeaRobotics Corporation has delivered the USV 2.5, an autonomous 2.5 meter unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to the Center for Marine Science and Technology at North Carolina State University.

Fleet of Wave Gliders Delivered to the Japan Coast Guard

Long-duration, unmanned ocean robots manufacturer Liquid Robotics and its Japanese partner, Hydro Systems Development (HSD), have delivered a fleet of Wave Gliders

Some Fish Tackle Global Warming By Pretending It's Night

Some fish may cope with the changing chemistry of the oceans linked to global warming by permanently setting their body defences to night-time levels, the time

U.S. to Crack Down on Ocean Noise that Harms Fish

The ocean has gotten noisier for decades, with man-made racket from oil drilling, shipping and construction linked to signs of stress in marine life that include

Valeport Debuts New Tidal Observation Solution

TideStation is a new self-contained tidal observation solution from Valeport that aims to optimize performance of instrumentation and provide a simple to install and maintain tidal observation hub.

Fuel Consumption, Emissions Monitoring Software Updated

As part of the ongoing Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project, Eco Marine Power (EMP) stated that the Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS)

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