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Archaeology
A Titanic Tale

A Titanic Tale

A former Alvin pilot recalls his 1986 dives on the shipwreck

Chemistry

Specks in the Spectrometer

An atomic odyssey from the Great Calcite Belt to a data point

Circulation

Ice, Wind & Fury

Scientists investigate the avalanche of winds known as piteraqs

Climate

Epiphany Among the Manta Rays

Can we mobilize a navy of scuba divers as citizen scientists?

Coast
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Recipes for Antibiotic Resistance

A student examines the bacterial bouillabaisse in the coastal ocean

Hazards
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The Riddle of Rip Currents

Scientists investigate how and where these dire beach hazards occur

Life

Seal Whiskers Inspire Marine Technology

By observing nature, biomimetic engineer designs new sensor

Polar
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Scientists Find Trigger That Cracks Lakes

Fast-draining lakes atop Greenland ice sheet could accelerate sea level rise

Pollution
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Hidden Currents in the Gulf of Mexico

An armada of floats reveals unknown pathways in the deep

Resources
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HABCAM

HABitat mapping CAMera system is a window to the sea floor

Seafloor

Bringing a Lab to the Seafloor

New device probes deep-sea microbial life

Technology

How Did Earth Get Its Ocean?

A student’s quest to learn the origin of our planet’s water

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