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September 26, 2019


The Ocean’s Fish Are Running Out Of Clean Water

The ocean is getting louder. Fish make noise. They whistle, chirp, hum, sing, swish. But boat engines, sonar, and deep-sea mining cause quite the racket, making it difficult for fishes to hear the call of friends or potential mates.

August 22, 2019


Don’t Try To Cross A Cross Sea

On the beach at Île de Ré, a small island off the west coast of France, there are square waves. This is the result of two sets of wave intersecting at right angles.

August 14, 2019


Hills In The Ocean

In the Western Pacific around New Guinea, there’s a watery hill almost 250 feet high.  This isn’t a hill on the ocean floor, it’s a hill in the ocean’s surface itself.

July 8, 2019


The Crafty Octopus

Scientists have known for some time that octopuses make use of shells and other objects they find to hide from predators.

August 2, 2018


The Sea Animals That Can Live Thousands Of Years

One sea sponge was estimated to have lived 11,000 years.

July 24, 2018


Hurricane Damage That Lasts

We've all seen the devastation caused by hurricanes, whether on the news or first-hand. However there is even more damage that most people never hear about.

May 16, 2018


What Is A Glacier?

Firnification is when built-up snow changes from fluffy powder into ice pellets, and from ice pellets into layers of densely packed ice.

April 22, 2018


A Trip To The Trash Isles

You’ve probably heard of the garbage patch found between California and Hawaii that is approximately the size of Texas. Myths swirl around it: the patch is so big it can be seen from space and it looks like an island. The trash is so dense—dumped furniture, barrels, wood—there are people living on it. All the […]

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.


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

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