In this perspective view of the shallow megathrust fault, looking seaward towards the trench, the frontal prism has been cut away. The color scales indicate depth below seafloor, and grey denotes the seafloor. Image credit: Edwards et al., Nature Geoscience, Feb-2018.
A pod of narwhals in Melville Bay, Greenland. Photo credit: Kristin Laidre/University of Washington.
Group of pink sea urchins, Strongylocentrotus fragilis, Photo credit: Kirk Sato.
Cali Turner Tomaszewicz inspects a green sea turtle bone. Photo courtesy of UC San Diego.
This artist’s impression compares the seven planets orbiting the ultra-cool red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 to the Earth at the same scale. New observations, when combined with very sophisticated analysis, have now yielded good estimates of the densities of all seven of the Earth-sized planets and suggest that they are rich in volatile materials, probably water. They are shown to the same scale but not in the correct relative positions. Photo credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser.
Researchers use a CTD rosette to collect water samples for geochemical analyses of Gulf of Mexico waters during and after the Deepwater Horizon incident. Photo credit: Samantha Joye.
One of the advanced polar research vessels scientists can gain access to via ARICE is the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new polar ship is commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird to a Rolls-Royce design and operated by British Antarctic Survey. From 2019 onwards scientists researching oceans, ice and atmosphere will have access to state-of-the-art facilities on this floating multidisciplinary research platform. Photo credit: Rolls-Royce.
Light pollution from research and other vessels in arctic waters during the polar night can have a pronounced effect on zooplankton behavior. Photo credit: Benjamin Hell.
Microplastics were present in all 13 samples taken from Scapa Flow in Orkney, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, despite its remoteness and Orkney’s small population. In fact, the samples had similar microplastic levels to some of the UK’s most industrialized waterways. Photo credit: Heriot-Watt University.
The Northern Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale is the only year-round resident baleen whale in the northern Gulf of Mexico. They are found primarily off Florida, in an area known as De Soto Canyon. Map courtesy of the Marine Mammal Commission, an Independent Agency of the U.S. Government (map adapted from LaBrecque et al. 2015).
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (L) and H.E. Mr. Kyaw Zwar Minn, Ambassador of Myanmar to the United Kingdom (R) at IMO Headquarters.
A community meeting in Napoleonville, Louisiana, on the Bayou Bridge pipeline on 8 February, 2017, where residents voiced opposition to the project. Photo courtesy of Emily Kasick.
Technician performs a quality check in a reverse osmosis water purification plant.
The SKYF drone, designed by Russian company ARDN technology, has a maximum flight speed of 70 kilometers per hour (43.5 miles per hour) at a maximum height of 3,000 meters (9,843 feet).
Photographs from the GIWW Shoreline Restoration Project from 2015 and 2017. The project has stabilized the shoreline and grown healthy vegetation over the recycled plastics matrix.
Preliminary rendering shows the exterior of Mote Science Education Aquarium. This new facility, being planned for mainland Sarasota County, will be an iconic, four-story building unique to southwest Florida, where wonder and learning will begin even before visitors step inside. Renderings provided by CambridgeSeven and are subject to change.
Radiolaria are major exporters of organic carbon to the deep ocean and are studied as part of Earth’s sedimentary record.
Image credit: Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).
MaRINET2 provides free access to a network of offshore renewable testing facilities, such as this testing basin for wave and offshore wind devices at the Lir National Ocean Test Facility, which operates within the MaREI Centre at University College Cork in Ireland.