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December 7, 2011

 

ocean waves

Why Don’t We Get Most Of Our Energy From Ocean Waves?

Ocean waves pack so much power, in fact, that if we were able to harness all that wave energy, we'd have more than enough power to get rid of fossil fuels.

October 28, 2011

 

Sea Urchin

The Surreal World of Sea Urchins

French filmmaker, Jean Painlevé, ushers us into the disconcerting realm of echinoderms.

October 11, 2011

 

Kraken

The Scary Open Sea

If you're not afraid of the ocean, you probably should be.

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.

September 5, 2011

 

glaciers

All About The North Atlantic Conveyor

Is Earth's climate vulnerable to small disturbances? Two geologists described the past vulnerability of an ocean current called the North Atlantic conveyor.

July 22, 2011

 

freshwater ponds

Freshwater Lake Forming In Arctic Ocean, Environmentalists Worried

An ocean is the last place you'd expect to find a freshwater lake...

June 24, 2011

 

a ship's wake

The Physics Behind A Ship’s Wake

There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.

September 28, 2010

 

ocean waves

Why Do Ocean Waves Sound The Way They Do?

What is the distinctive sound of the ocean hitting the sand: Woooosh!

May 10, 2010

 

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How Ocean Waves Form

Have you ever been to the ocean and watched the waves? How do they form?

August 25, 2009

 

Dead sea bird in oil contaminated water

Oil Spills , Naturally

It's a big deal when an oil tanker spills its contents into the ocean. And for good reason. But what about oil spills that aren't caused by humans?

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