Vol. 53, No. 1, Winter 2017
Ocean Observatories Initiative
Mission to the Twilight Zone
The urgent quest to explore one of Earth's hidden frontiers
How Is the Seafloor Made?
Scientists use sound waves to probe the fabric of tectonic plates
Unearthing Long-Gone Hurricanes
A hunt for buried scientific treasure
Long Island Blue Hole Core
To Track an Oil Spill
Robotic "bloodhound" to sniff for oil in ice-covered oceans
What have we learned from this unprecedented release of radioactive contaminants to the ocean?
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Earthquake and tsunami led to release of radioisotopes
A long and winding road to achieve stability
What's there? How much? How long?
What's safe to eat? How can we know?
How can we assess impacts of exposures?
How did officials, scientists, and the media perform?