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July 3, 2017

 

A few years ago, crab fisheries shut down because scientists detected unsafe levels of domoic acid in shellfish.

Ocean Temperature And Your Crab Dinner

Warmer ocean periods are strongly related to blooms of algae that produce an unsafe neurotoxin.

August 16, 2016

 

Although submarines are sophisticated machines, their ability to rise and sink is based on the elementary principle of buoyant force.

Submarine

Ever wonder how submarines rise and sink so quickly? Find out on today's Moment of Science!

September 2, 2014

 

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Salty Seas

Oceans became saline hundreds of millions of years ago as rainfall mixed with sodium from the Earth's crust.

June 25, 2014

 

Europa is covered with ice that's cracked by tidal forces.

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

October 25, 2013

 

Rip tides aren't actually that wild of a ride.

How Rip Tides Got a Bad Rap

Rip tides have taken on mythical proportions as killer waves.

April 24, 2013

 

My bonnie lies over the ocean...

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean… But Where?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie?

December 26, 2012

 

Check out the intensity of Hurricane Irene from space!

Is There Anyway To Make Hurricanes Less Intense?

It seems like every year, hurricanes are getting bigger and more dangerous. Is there any way to make hurricanes less intense?

December 4, 2012

 

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Waves Standing

Have you ever tried to hear the ocean waves in a seashell?

October 16, 2012

 

Check out that ocean lint.

What Is Plastic Lint?

Everyone has dealt with cleaning the messy lint filter after several wash cycles, but not all the lint gets trapped.

September 5, 2012

 

Wow! Look at those "monsters!"

All About Limlus Polyphemus AKA The Horseshoe Crab

Have you ever seen crabs crawling around on the beach? They're called limlus polyphemus, commonly known as a horseshoe crab.

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