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Posts tagged ocean floor

May 25, 2012

 

salt_shaker

The Ocean’s Salt Shaker

If salts are constantly washing into rivers, lakes and oceans, why aren't inland lakes salty as well?

December 20, 2011

 

a sea shell found on a mountain top

Shells On Mountains

Where is the last place you would expect to find a seashell? Probably on the top of a mountain right?

September 7, 2011

 

Three girls looking at an ocean exhibit at a zoo

How Hydrothermal Vents Support Bacteria, Worms And Other Creatures

Ocean floors are mysterious places. Thought to be empty because of pressure, temperature & lack of light, they're amazing scientists with an array of organisms.

April 16, 2009

 

Beach front view of ocean

Hills in the Ocean

Around New Guinea, there's a watery hill almost two hundred and fifty feet high. This isn't a hill on the ocean floor, but a hill on the ocean's surface.

March 26, 2007

 

a view of the Pacific Ocean from space

Phytoplankton, El Niño, and Global Warming

How does such a tiny organism do so much to help reduce global warming?

October 15, 2004

 

Life Traces in Lava

Do you ever stop to think about how all living things are ultimately related? "Life Traces in Lava" on this Moment of Science.

March 2, 2004

 

Hawaii’s Next Volcano

Is Hawaii due for a new volcano? Learn about Hawaii's growing island on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Salty Seas

Kimberly Sessions, of Atlanta, Georgia wrote to A Moment of Science with the following question: “I know why the ocean is still salty: evaporated water leaves the salt behind. But how did it get salty in the first place?”

September 27, 2003

 

Seeing Inside Rocks

Wouldn’t it be nifty if there was a way we could see into rocks without having to break them? Just think of it. If we could see inside of rocks without having to slice them open, then perhaps we could see into rocks on other planets like Mars. And maybe then we could detect forms of life inside these rocks.

September 27, 2003

 

Phytoplankton

When it comes to ocean life, you might assume that the real action occurs down in the depths. After all, that’s where sharks, whales, octopi and other stars of sea do their thing, not to mention the truly weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the ocean floor.

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