Students Design Underwater Robot

Equipped with three video cameras and a pneumatically powered gripper that can grasp items underwater, the robot is the size of a large microwave oven.

The Coldest, Deepest Ocean Water Mysteriously Disappears

The coldest deep ocean water that flows around Antarctica has been mysteriously disappearing at a high rate over.

Singing Whales Steal Spotlight from Earthquakes

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Underwater earthquake recordings could help track the endangered and poorly understood fin whale, according to re

The Wired Ocean

The cover story by Jennifer Barone of the June 2012 issue of Discover Magazine features the inspiration for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (O

Plastics in the Oceans

The water was littered with confetti-size pieces of plastic debris, until the moment the wind picked up and most of the particles disappeared.

Oceanography Senior Thesis Symposium 2012

Our 2012 seniors conducted research in the eastern tropical north Pacific off of the coast of Mexico on the R/V Thomas G. Thompson.

Scientists coax shy microorganisms to stand out in a crowd

The communities of marine microorganisms that make up half the biomass in the oceans and are responsible for half the photosynthesis the world ov

2012 Athelstan Spilhaus Award

Dr. John Delany has be recognized by the American Geeophysical Union for his contribution to the enhancement of the public understanding of the w

Neurotoxin Contaminate Shellfish in Puget Sound

PUGET SOUND - You have to go back to the 1940s to find anybody who died from paralytic shellfish poisoni

Antarctica Sea Ice Microbial Ecology

During the Austral spring (September and October) we will be undertaking an investigation of several unexplored or underexplored components of se