Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged oceans

July 7, 2016



Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

June 6, 2016


algae blooms

Dead Zones and Ocean Warming

Global warming is depleting oxygen in the water, creating and expanding "dead zones" toxic to sea life.

May 3, 2016


seascape with visible tides

Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016


electric grid

Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

May 25, 2012



The Ocean’s Salt Shaker

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

March 28, 2012


child underwater holding breath

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

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 21, 2009


Hammerhead shark in aquarium

The Hammerhead’s Hammerhead

These unique sharks have heads resembling flattened, T shaped hammers. But how would such a weird head evolve?

June 17, 2009


Whale jumping out of ocean water

How Whales Became Sailors

Learn how whales became sailors on this Moment of Science.

April 10, 2009


White and black goose barnacles

Barnacle Goose or Goose Barnacle?

Barnacle geese leave Europe in spring and fly north to breed on rocky Arctic islands.

Next Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science