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Archaeology
A Titanic Tale

A Titanic Tale

A former Alvin pilot recalls his 1986 dives on the shipwreck

Chemistry
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Uncovering the Ocean's Biological Pump

Scientists reveal the hidden movements of particles and chemicals in the sea

Circulation
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A Drop in the Ocean

Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows

Climate
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Of The River and Time

Flowing waters run deep with clues to Earth's mountains and climate

Hazards
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Dropping a Laboratory into the Sea

Revolutionary Sensor Detects Toxic Marine Organisms

Life

Alvin's Animals

Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub

Polar
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A Buoy's Long Strange Trip

An oceanographic instrument drifts from the Arctic to Ireland

Pollution
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Behold the 'Plastisphere'

Colonies of microbes flourish on tiny bits in the ocean

Resources
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Drug Discovery in the Ocean

Marine microbes are potential sources of disease treatments

Seafloor

Lush Life, Deep Down

Thriving biodiversity discovered under the seafloor

Technology
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Alvin's Fun Facts

Amazing, bizarre, and just plain interesting

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