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News Release 18-037

New NSF special report released ahead of World Oceans Day: Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer

Delve into all things summer: hidden continents beneath the waves, sharks and 'gators, bioluminescent creatures

Cover of National Science Foundation report: Catch a wave!

Catch a wave! Dive into summer in a new National Science Foundation report: The Science of Summer.

Credit: NSF


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A tiger shark swimming above seagrasses.

A tiger shark above seagrasses. Researchers have found a surprising link between the two.

Credit: FIU


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View of ocean horizon and rainbow from bow of research vessel.

Did scientists find a continent beneath the waves? A two-month expedition was a success.

Credit: IODP


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Alligator on bank of a salt marsh.

Just when you thought it was safe on the beach...'gators are crossing from salt marshes to wetlands.

Credit: James Nifong


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Octopus atop an underwater drill.

Oceanographers discovered a giant group of octopus moms in the deep sea.

Credit: Samuel Hulme


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Green water of Lake Erie, caused by a summer algae bloom.

Water gone bad: a summer algae bloom fueled by nutrients washing downstream turned Lake Erie green.

Credit: Tom Archer


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