Tom Tripp is the owner of OceanLines LLC, and the publisher of OceanLines and founder and Editor Emeritus of Marine Science Today. He is an award-winning marine journalist, science writer and long-time public communications specialist. His PR career and much of his writing stems from the fact that he loves to explain stuff. It all began when he and his brother Mark threw all of Mom's tomatoes at the back wall of the house. . .
Field Reports are the unvarnished, unedited journal entries of marine researchers in the field. They are intended to give readers a unique, inside look at the day-to-day nature of field work, an essential part of all marine science.
Editor’s Note: A new feature here on Marine Science Today begins with this Field Report from Bilal Khan, a master’s candidate working with Prof. Michael Boufadel and his study team trying to figure out why oil pullution from the Exxon Valdez spill persists in Prince William Sound
Cornell acoustics researchers have recorded blue whales for the first time off the coast of New York.
A successor to the original Rutgers University “Scarlet Knight” autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has crossed the continental shelf of the U.S. and is well on its way along the Gulf Stream in its fourth week of an eight-month voyage across the Atlantic. Launched on 27 April from the New Jersey coast, the glider, somewhat more […]
The Department of Energy is inviting proposals for time next year on its supercomputers at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Marine researchers are among the current users of INCITE program resources.
Although it might sound obvious to a human reader of this news — after all our mothers, and our fathers teach us where to get our food — the teaching of such a specific behavior in the natural world is not universal. Often, if involves instinctive behavior and in any case, documenting the mechanics of how […]
It is impossible nowadays to have an informed discussion of global warming and climate change without understanding the role of the oceans in affecting the key processes of change. A new study led by award-winning NOAA scientist Susan Solomon, examined how changes in surface temperature, rainfall and sea level are largely irreversible for more than 1,000 […]
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) announced last week that a four-week expedition to explore the deep ocean southwest of Tasmania has revealed new species of animals and more evidence of impacts of increasing carbon dioxide on deep-sea corals. The collaborative voyage of U.S. and Australian researchers was led by chief scientists Dr. Jess […]
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers recently used a Bahamas brain coral to reconstruct a 218-year-long temperature record showing the long-term behavior of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), a large-scale atmospheric pressure variation. The scientists believe that the resulting knowledge of the past behavior of the NAO in response to global temperature changes can help predict […]