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Marine Science News

What causes a tsunami? An ocean scientist explains the physics of these destructive waves

Sponges can survive low oxygen and warming waters. They could be the main reef organisms in the future

Tsunami reported broadly across the Southwest Pacific and on the East coast of Australia.

What is the value of a wave? How changes to our coastline could wipe out surfing’s benefits

From enormous tides to millions of shells, here are 6 unique beaches for your summer road trip

La Niña just raised sea levels in the western Pacific by up to 20cm. This height will be normal by 2050

Movement of plankton between tropical marine ecosystems drives 'sweet spots' for fishing

Marine Science facts

The oceans provide 99% of the living space on the planet containing 50-80% of all life.

Sponges are older than dinosaurs.

 

Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean.

 

 Irukandji jelly fish, with just a brush of venom leaves almost no mark. But after about a half hour you develop Irukandji syndrome, a debilitating mix of nausea, vomiting, severe pain, difficulty breathing, drenching sweating and sense of impending doom. You get so sick that your biggest worry is that you’re not going to die.

 

The most remote point in the oceans is called Point Nemo.

 

The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are known as the three major oceans.