Jan 14 2011 - 1:16pm
Tsunamis, giant waves caused by underwater earthquakes, speed across the ocean at 400 miles per hour. Early warning systems, such as NOAA’s DART systems, are key to saving lives. Today, 47 DART...
Dec 8 2009 - 11:00pm
Climb aboard the scientific ocean drilling vessel Chikyu for a tour of this state-of-the-art research ship.
Sep 19 2011 - 1:26pm
Watch the Smithsonian's Sant Ocean Hall come to life in this two minute time lapse video.
The Sant Ocean Hall is the National Museum of Natural History's largest exhibit, providing visitors...
Nov 30 2009 - 1:32pm
John Hildebrand discusses his research at the Scripps Whale Acoustic Lab on the FLIP platform. Learn more about how scientists are using bioacoustics to study and protect whales.
Jan 14 2011 - 3:03pm
During the winter and spring months, tagged fur seals migrate thousands of miles in open water. Scientists are watching this species closely in order to determine the mystery of its population...
Feb 21 2010 - 4:12pm
Join marine archeologists as they trace the history of the Trouvadore, a slave ship bound for Cuba that wrecked in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1841, and the ship’s passengers unusual...
Apr 13 2010 - 11:49am
On her maiden voyage the Royal Mail Ship Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic just before midnight on April 14th, 1912. Dr. Robert Ballard first discovered the ship's wreckage in...
Aug 10 2012 - 9:41am
A behind the scenes look at the NMNH ocean-related collections and their importance to research and discovery.
Oct 27 2009 - 11:27am
At a ceremony on the edge of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., Douglas Chilton and other members of the Native community officially name the canoe Raven Spirit and launch the craft. More about...
Dec 8 2009 - 10:57pm
The Chikyu allows scientists to gather and study data about seafloor sediments as soon as they are collected. After a powerful 9.0 earthquake triggered a devestating tsunami in Japan in March 2011,...
Dec 4 2009 - 11:48am
What will a restaurant visit be like if our fish supply becomes even more depleted? This public service announcement is a dramatic example of what the "catch of the day" might be if fisheries...
Nov 11 2009 - 5:48pm
Scientists on the tiny island of Moorea, in the Pacific, are gathering one of every life form large enough to pick up with tweezers. They're on a quest to build a detailed catalog of the entire...