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June 14, 2013
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Life underground

Active microbes discovered far beneath seafloor in ancient ocean sediment Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution … Continue reading

May 17, 2012
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Counting Horseshoe Crabs

Marine science majors conduct field research with horseshoe crab census Wearing sneakers and rain boots, University of Delaware freshmen got their feet wet as marine biologists recently while counting horseshoe crabs along the Delaware Bay. The students participated in a … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
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Plastic Pollution

Wind pushes plastics deeper into oceans, driving trash estimates up Decades of research into how much plastic litters the sea may have only skimmed the surface. A new study reveals that wind drives confetti-sized pieces of plastic debris deeper underwater … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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Sediment Sleuthing

Radioactive medicine being tracked through rivers A University of Delaware oceanographer has stumbled upon an unusual aid for studying local waterways: radioactive iodine. Trace amounts of the contaminant, which is used in medical treatments, are entering waterways via wastewater treatment … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
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Wind Energy

UD study assesses ocean use off Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey coasts The Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration (CCPI) at the University of Delaware has issued a new report about ocean use off the coast of Delaware and parts of … Continue reading

January 29, 2012
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Sea Change – Penguins Provide Window into Shifting Antarctic Ecosystem

What’s the best way to study the Antarctic’s ecosystem? Follow the penguins. Scientists are tracking penguins on land, under the sea, and even from space to unravel the environmental dynamics in the West Antarctic Peninsula as the region experiences climate … Continue reading