Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice




New material steals oxygen from air

2 1/2 gallons of this stuff can absorb all of the oxygen in a room!




Physicists create water tractor beam


Steam from the sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun.


The Ritz-Carlton and Jean-Michel Cousteau Launch Ritz Kids

In addition to the Ambassadors of the Environment eco-travel programs introduced by Jean-Michel Cousteau and The Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., announced the launch of a new, exclusive Ritz Kids children’s programming through an expanded partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society.


For those who don’t want to dive under ice…

a Positive-Buoyancy Rover for Under Ice Mobility:






Ocean exploration for the masses

18-foot oarfish discovered off southern California coast

Watch this video

from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/15/us/california-18-foot-oarfish/

Sponges help coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts


from BBC news:

The mystery of how coral reefs thrive in ocean deserts has been solved. Sponges are the unsung heroes holding the delicate ecosystem together, scientists say.
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1890 shipwreck found in Lake Ontario!

“The 81-foot Ocean Wave was hauling hemlock lumber and lath from Trenton, Ontario, to Oswego when it went down about 15 miles from the New York shore during a violent squall in November 1890.” From http://online.wsj.com/article/AP1235d8365c3c498b8fb744d501c216da.html