Oceans

Science News for Students articles on oceans

  1. Chemistry

    Explainer: Ocean acidification

    Here’s why shellfish and other animals in the sea suffer when the ocean is forced to absorb too much carbon dioxide.

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  2. Climate

    Watching our seas rise

    Satellites, coral reefs, ancient Roman fishponds and sinking cities help us understand how humans are changing sea level.

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  3. Microbes

    Living long beneath the sea

    Microbes in the mud beneath the seafloor may live millions of years, redefining what it means to be old and alive.

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  4. Oceans

    Icy inns at Earth’s end

    Intrepid researchers discover icebergs host large and lively communities of life.

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  5. Earth

    Flipping icebergs

    Capsizing icebergs may release as much energy as a bomb

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  6. Environment

    Water’s worldwide travels

    Scientists track the movement of ‘virtual water,’ used in the production of goods and exchanged among nations.

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  7. Environment

    Suffocating waters

    Coastal animals around the world are spending more time in or around waters with too little oxygen.

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  8. Oceans

    News Detective: Learning to Surf

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  9. Tech

    News Detective: Into the depths

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  10. Environment

    Swirling seas of plastic trash

    Long-lasting oceanic garbage threatens marine life.

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  11. Oceans

    Life beneath the ‘berg

    Scientists find Antarctic icebergs play a new and bigger role in the climate cycle.

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  12. Oceans

    Sea changes

    Carbon dioxide is making the oceans more acidic.

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