Researchers snorkeled, drilled, profiled, mapped, and interviewed to unlock clues to how an island was born.
Their knowledge led to more accurate seafloor maps and a hidden trove of biodiversity in the Labrador Sea.
New research suggests the source of morphologic variation on mid-ocean ridges might be deeper than scientists thought.
New findings show that underwater mountains may increase friction along subduction zones, building up stress and making larger ruptures more likely.
After almost 4 decades of research, the JOIDES Resolution will retire in 2024, leaving the ocean floor in peace (for now).
Antiguas avalanchas submarinas llevaron arena al abismo oceánico en el momento en que algunos menos lo esperaban.
A 36-million-year cycle of marine biodiversity booms and busts matches the movements of plate tectonics, linking what happens deep below the ocean to what’s happening in it.
The seafloor around Santorini is helping scientists investigate forces behind the devastating Minoan tsunami.
Laboratory experiments suggest that underwater gas eruptions—due to the venting of gas hydrates, for example—could trigger the formation of layers of suspended sediment in the ocean.
Curious circular pits off South Africa’s Eastern Cape coast are larger than any similar feature previously recorded. Their origin remains a morphological mystery.