Latest News for: Deep ocean drill


Sharks Nearly Went Extinct 19 Million Years Ago From Mystery Event

Slashdot 04 Jun 2021
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times ... This extinction event transpired in the world's oceans, and decimated shark populations ... In 2015, Dr ... The reddish clay, extracted from two sediment cores that had been drilled deep into the Pacific Ocean seafloor, contained fish teeth, shark denticles and other marine microfossils ... Dr ... Dr ... .

Scientists Just Drilled the Deepest Hole at 26,200 FT Below the Ocean

Interesting Engineering 26 May 2021
The drill took approximately ... For almost 50 years, the ocean deep drilling record has been held by the research vessel Glomar Challenger, named after the Royal Navy's HMS Challenger. The Glomar Challenger drilled under the seabed of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean in 1978.

Science drill ship sets depth record off Japan

BBC News 19 May 2021
A new deep-ocean record has been set for a scientific drilling operation ... The previous deepest-water drill record was set further to the south in the Pacific Ocean by the RV Glomar Challenger ... Research Drilling (Ecord), as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).

Deep under the ocean, microbes are active and poised to eat whatever comes their way

Phys Dot Org 28 Apr 2021
"And this could have major implications for the deep ocean carbon cycle." ... Deep under the ocean, microbes are active and poised to eat whatever comes their way (2021, April 28) retrieved 28 April 2021 from https.//

Cook Islands abundant with minerals but questions raised about mining them

TVNZ 09 Apr 2021
Deep ocean sea beds could be the answer to providing electric vehicles with the materials needed to make their batteries ... He claims sourcing the metals from the deep ocean will have a lower environmental impact than taking them from land. “We don’t have to drill or blast to find them.

Ourrestless planet

The Athens Messenger 02 Apr 2021
Ocean seismic data came in showing quakes very deep in the ocean trenches, and cores drilled into the deep ocean floor showed these trenches were very hot compared to surrounding ocean floor cores ... Magnum up-swellings in the mid-ocean ridges create new ocean floor, and at deep ocean trenches, old lithosphere sinks back into the Earth.

Arctic methane release due to melting ice is likely to happen again

Phys Dot Org 22 Mar 2021
Beneath the cold, dark depths of the Arctic ocean sit vast reserves of methane ... In the Arctic Ocean today, ice sheets exert pressure on the ground below them ... To reach that record, Dessandier and the team needed to drill a deep core off the western coast of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

How an ill-fated undersea adventure in the 1960s changed the way scientists see the Earth

Vox 17 Mar 2021
They wanted to reach the Moho by drilling a deep hole at the bottom of the ocean — a project that journalists compared to a moon shot at the time ... The International Ocean Drilling Program , which coordinates deep sea drilling projects all over the world, has a long-term goal of getting a cross section of the Moho.

Evolution of ocean 'twilight zone' creatures linked to global climate change

Phys Dot Org 12 Mar 2021
"The cooling of the deep ocean gave life a boost and allowed it to thrive and diversify," said Dr ... The team used drill-cores of deep-sea mud from all of the world's oceans, recovered by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), to build up a history of plankton communities over millions of years.

When using pyrite to understand Earth's ocean and atmosphere: Think local, not global

Phys Dot Org 26 Feb 2021
The researchers compared pyrite in sediments collected in a borehole drilled in the shelf just off the eastern coast of New Zealand with sediments drilled from the same ocean basin but hundreds of kilometers out into the Pacific.

Scientists discover microbes in harsh deep-sea environments – is this evidence of alien life?

Natural News 05 Jan 2021
... organisms living in deep ocean sediments at boiling temperatures.

CS Recommends: Kristen Stewart’s Underwater Plus Soundtracks & More!

Coming Soon 04 Dec 2020
Directed by William Eubank and written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad, the action kicks off immediately as the movie follows a crew of oceanic researchers working for a deep-sea drilling company try to get to safety after a mysterious earthquake devastates their deepwater research and drilling facility located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Race for Moon: As China collects lunar rocks, India still plans soft-landing mission

The Times of India 02 Dec 2020
Chang'e-5 probe had finished drilling ... The probe was designed to get samples both from the lunar surface and drill a two-metre-deep hole and gather specimens from an area known as Oceanus Procellarum or ‘Ocean of Storms’ — a vast lava plain — to ensure a diverse collection.

Maryland’s Search for Energy May Place Wind Farm Near Ocean City’s Shoreline

The Washington Informer 30 Nov 2020
With its boardwalk, arcades and plenty of sand and sunshine, Ocean City, Maryland, offers visitors a lot to see ... Finding energy has long been a controversial topic along the Atlantic Ocean coastline, and opposition to deep water drilling has been especially fierce in tourist spots ... People walk on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.