National Science Education Standard: E Science and Technology Grades 5 to 8
Guess what kind of organism this is: There are billions of them in every bucket of the salty sea, some of them glow, and some are responsible for killing more people every year than sharks. Give up? Have a listen.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current courses through the Southern hemisphere, cooling down and getting heavier all the while. And for the first time, this current gets its own musical scoring.
Last April, a 6 foot, 120 pound robot called RU27 left the coast of New Jersey with a mission to be the first remote controlled vehicle to traverse the Atlantic Ocean underwater. Here’s the story of whether it made that world record.
When the tiniest of particles settle onto the deepest of ocean bottoms, they can have the biggest of influences. Fisheries collapse. Tsunamis. Ecosystem shifts. But how do you look at the ocean’s entire vertical swath at once?