A New Survey Finds That Green Turtles Numbers Are Increasing in the Pacific
But the results are not so rosy for the critically endangered hawksbill turtle.
New Protections Will Prevent Fossil Fuel Activity in Canada's Marine Protected Areas
Meanwhile, a proposal to expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters has been halted indefinitely.
The Trump Administration Asks a Judge to Allow Oil Exploration to Begin Despite Coastal Communities' Lawsuit
The Trump administration has asked a federal judge to allow seismic airgun testing to begin off the Atlantic coast while a lawsuit to prevent the practice works its way through the courts.
Why Some Coral Habitats Are Expanding Due to Rising Ocean Temperatures
While it may seem like a good thing, coral habitat replacing seaweed could be seriously detrimental to marine habitats off the coast of Japan and in the Mediterranean.
The House Votes to Extend a Program to Oversee Debris Clean-Up in Oceans
The House voted Wednesday to extend the program that oversees removal and prevention of plastics in the nation's waterways.
Uncovering the Mystery Behind the 'Burning Man' of Great Whites
Marine researchers are hoping to uncover what is drawing the sharks to an open stretch of ocean in the Pacific known as "White Shark Cafe."
Global Warming Is Putting the Ocean's Phytoplankton in Danger
Phytoplankton are an essential part of the marine food chain. But according to new research, their numbers are dwindling.
Monitoring Deep-Sea Coral to Measure BP Oil Spill Fallout
The Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Mexican Gulf is still the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, and its effects will be felt for decades to come.
Why Do Most Orca Pregnancies End in Miscarriage? Look Upstream.
Orcas are losing their babies at an unprecedented rate. The solution may lie 400 miles away.
Inside the United Nations' Plan to Govern Marine Environments That Sit Outside Any National Jurisdiction
High seas comprise about two-thirds of the oceans—and no one body or agency is tasked with their governance.
King Crabs May Invade the Antarctic Continental Shelf
Thanks to climate change, conditions are ripe for predatory crabs to invade the delicate marine communities off the coast of Antarctica, which haven't seen the likes of the skeleton-crushing crabs for millions of years.
The Government Must Do More to Protect Marine Mammals From the Navy
A federal judge stands up to the noisy navy.
Profile: Reddy Stayed Steady During Gulf Oil Spill
Marine chemist Christopher Reddy offered dispassionate and scientific analyses of the Gulf oil spill last year when others were losing their heads.
Riddles of an Acerbic Sea
Aside from global climate change, carbon dioxide emissions are contributing to another equally disturbing global problem: Ocean acidification — and its potential effects on marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs — has biologists very concerned.
Teach a Man to Share a Fish, and He’ll Fish Forever
A new paper suggests fishery collapse isn't inevitable if those harvesting seafood share what's there.