Topic: Ocean

The Mystery of the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

July 9, 2015
Divers observe a great white shark from the safety of a cage.

Sharks are splashing across TV screens all week as viewers who love (or fear) the kings of the sea are tuning into shows about the allure (or revulsion) of great whites, hammerheads, makos and more. But if you want to unravel a great shark mystery – and learn why it gives researchers hope about the future of threatened shark populations – turn off your TV and listen to what this UT student helped discover. 

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Europa's "chaos terrain"

Nov. 16, 2011
Europa's "chaos terrain"

Institute for Geophysics scientists find evidence for a "Great Lake" on Jupiter's moon Europa and a potential new habitat for life beyond Earth.

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Scientists Find Evidence for "Great Lake" on Europa and Potential New Habitat for Life

Nov. 16, 2011

In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa.

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Science in the headlamp

Nov. 8, 2011
Jamie Austin (in the burnt orange shirt) stands with the crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus in summer 2001.

Institute for Geophysics research scientist Jamie Austin explores the sea with a live global audience. Join his next expedition online.

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Explorers Invite Public to Join Historic Ocean Expedition Online

Nov. 3, 2011

Explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, is partnering with scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions to webcast a live scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean Nov. 10-18. People around the world will be able to view live video feeds and submit questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the scientists use remotely operated vehicles to map the seafloor, study underwater volcanoes, investigate unusual life forms, explore shipwrecks and more.

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