Oceans

Science News for Students articles on oceans

  1. Animals

    A fallout feast for crabs

    Crabs can take advantage of hot, toxic plumes from undersea vents to feed on poisoned plankton.

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  2. Tech

    Explorer of the extreme deep

    A new project to build an improved research sub aims to shed light on the mysterious ocean depths.

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  3. Earth

    Deep drilling at sea

    Drilling holes deep into the seafloor unveils the ocean's past and hints at Earth's future.

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  4. Environment

    An ocean view’s downside

    Population growth in coastal areas could threaten shoreline ecosystems.

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  5. Earth

    Slip slidin’ away — under the sea

    A thin layer of water can keep ocean avalanches moving far and fast.

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  6. Earth

    Undersea vent system active for ages

    Chemical analyses reveal that the tall towers of a set of hydrothermal vents called the Lost City have been growing for 30,000 years.

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