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Scientists Track Undersea Noise Pollution as Ship Traffic Swells
When one of the world’s largest container ships passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on New Year’s Eve, it raised the curtain on a new era for West Coast container ports — and raised new anxiety for marine biologists.
Sound Check: New NOAA Effort Underway to Monitor Underwater Sound
Quiet enough to hear a pin drop or so noisy you can barely hear the person next to you? NOAA is now undertaking a novel effort to answer these questions.
Earthquakes Strike off Oregon Coast; No Tsunamis
A series of earthquakes, some with a magnitude of more than 5, have shaken the sea floor off the Oregon coast since Sunday night. None has been large enough to prompt tsunami fears.
No Tsunamis After 4 Earthquakes off Oregon Coast
Four shallow earthquakes hit off of Oregon's coast Sunday night and Monday morning, but weren't large enough to create a tsunami.
Watch: Scientists Get Rare Glimpse of Undersea Volcano
When scientists first got the images back from West Mata Volcano, they noticed something odd. The undersea eruptions from two of the volcano's vents about 4,000 feet below sea level in the Pacific Ocean near Samoa were behaving very differently.