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Ocean's 'twilight zone' may be a key to understanding climate change

...scales," said Don Rice, director of NSF's chemical oceanography program. It also adds a new wrinkle to proposals to mitigate climate change by fertilizing the oceans with iron--to promote blooms of photosynthetic marine plants and transfer more carbon dioxide from the air to the deep ocean. "The twilight z...

'Hidden-hero' microbes in soil, water may help naturally clean toxic sites

...ersity Associate Professor Joel Kostka and his FSU oceanography department team will help clean up the mess. Du... research team from FSU's nationally top 10-ranked oceanography department will lead the "subsurface microbiology" portion of the project. "Radioactive metal con...

Iron critical to ocean productivity, carbon uptake

...feld and Peter Strutton, an assistant professor of oceanography at OSU and a co-author on the Nature paper, have been involved in experiments in which iron is introduced into the ocean in an attempt to boost productivity. Those studies found that introducing iron into small portions of the Pacific did indeed trig...

Scientists discover interplay between genes and viruses in tiny ocean plankton

...the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s biological oceanography program, which funded the research. In addition to NSF, support for the research came from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and from the U.S. Department of Energy. "Our image of ocean microbes and their role in planetary maintenance is changin...

Vaccine provides 100 percent protection against avian flu virus in animal study

..." said Philip Taylor, director of NSF's biological oceanography program, which co-supported the work. "The HOT program provided the opportunity to place new information about the depth distribution of genes in an environmental context. This approach transformed what we know about the ecology and evolution of mic...

Wyoming cloud seeding experiment begins this month

..." said Philip Taylor, director of NSF's biological oceanography program, which co-supported the work. "The HOT program provided the opportunity to place new information about the depth distribution of genes in an environmental context. This approach transformed what we know about the ecology and evolution of mic...

Sequencing our seas

..." said Philip Taylor, director of NSF's biological oceanography program, which co-supported the work. "The HOT program provided the opportunity to place new information about the depth distribution of genes in an environmental context. This approach transformed what we know about the ecology and evolution of mic...

'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle

One of the biggest questions in modern oceanography is how animals in the deep sea get enough to eat. Marine biologists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) recently published a paper that helps answer this question, at least for animals that live on the deep seafloor off the coast ...

Scientists to mimic nature for newest cancer drugs

...to Florida State University assistant professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of fellow scientists from across the nation. They have co-authored a paper titled "North Atlantic Right Whales in Crisis" that appears in the July 22 edition of the journal Science. In it, Nowacek and his colleagues cont...

FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction

...to Florida State University assistant professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of fellow scientists from across the nation. They have co-authored a paper titled "North Atlantic Right Whales in Crisis" that appears in the July 22 edition of the journal Science. In it, Nowacek and his colleagues cont...

Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...ystems, says Wells. Wells specializes in chemical oceanography and has worked in places as varied as Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay and Antarctica. Joining him on the July voyage were two UMaine graduate students -- Eric Roy and Lisa Pickell -- and postdoctoral researcher Jennifer Boehme. UMaine scientist Mary ...

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