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RV Polarstern returns to the MOSAiC floe

New team continues fieldwork in the ArcticCredit: Photo: Alfred Wegener Institute / Lisa Grosfeld After a month's absence, on 17 June the German research icebreaker Polarstern rendezvoused with the MOSAiC floe at 82.2 ° North and

Fish fossils become buried treasure

Fossilized fish could indicate rich deposits of valuable rare-earth metalsCredit: © 2020 Ohta et al. Rare metals crucial to green industries turn out to have a surprising origin. Ancient global climate change and certain

Healthy seas for the benefit of all

An international and interdisciplinary team led by the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, is developing sustainable strategies for the management of marine ecosystems.Credit: Ruth…

A carbon sink shrinks in the arctic

UD researchers show Canada Basin's diminished capacity to absorb carbon dioxideCredit: Photo courtesy of Zhangxian Ouyang New research by University of Delaware doctoral student Zhangxian Ouyang and oceanographer Wei-Jun Cai, and an

The many lifetimes of plastics

Infographics strive to give us a sense of how long plastic goods will last in the environment but is this information reliable?Credit: Photo by Jayne Doucette, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Many of us have seen

Protecting bays from ocean acidification

UD research shows that submerged vegetation helps to offset Chesapeake Bay acidificationCredit: Photo courtesy of Wei-Jun Cai and Jeremy Testa For many years, the world's oceans have suffered from absorbing human-made carbon

What makes a giant jellyfish’s sting deadly

With summer on the way, and some beaches reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns, people will be taking to the ocean to cool off on a hot day. But those unlucky enough to encounter the giant jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai (also known as Nomura's…