How Scientists Use the Color of the Ocean to Determine the Impacts of Climate Change
As climate change continues to warm the oceans, researchers have turned to microscopic sediments to observe trends.
Viewfinder: Carnival Cruise Ships Are Reportedly Still Dumping Waste Into Oceans Despite a Felony Conviction
The Carnival Sensation cruise ship is seen at Port Miami on April 18th, 2019, in Miami, Florida.
The Ocean Gets Heat Waves Too, and They Are Threatening Marine Ecosystems
A new study shows that marine heat waves have become more frequent and more severe as ocean temperatures have climbed.
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 Warming of the World's Oceans Is Set to Increase Dramatically Over the Next 60 Years
Using a cutting-edge observation system, researchers have found that, unless we reduce emissions, the warming of the world's oceans will continue at a rapid pace.
Want to Be Buried At Sea? Get a Good Lawyer First.
A botched ocean funeral caused chaos in the Netherlands last week, but across the globe, sea burials are on the rise.
Are Deep Sea Reefs Really a Lifeboat for Our Vanishing Corals?
A new study has cast doubt on the extent to which mesophotic reefs may be a refuge for shallower species hit by overfishing, warming waters, and extreme weather.
Viewfinder: Massive Waves Descend on Northern California Beaches
A surfer rides a wave at the famous Mavericks surf break on December 17th, 2018, in Half Moon Bay, California. A giant swell brought waves of up to 50 feet high to Northern California.
Microplastic Pollution Is at an All-Time High in Cyprus
The contaminated beaches that researchers studied in the Mediterranean are crucial nesting sites for both green and loggerhead sea turtles.
A Coalition of Global Participants Pledge to Protect Five Million Square Miles of Ocean
The Our Ocean Conference generated 287 pledges in bilateral and multilateral agreements between governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, and philanthropic foundations that are valued at more than $10 billion.
Oregon's Governor Will Sign an Executive Order Banning Offshore Drilling
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a plan to block offshore drilling off the state's coast on Monday.
How the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill Changed California
Besides the criminal trial that wrapped up on Friday, the state responded with increased regulation and opposition to new drilling.
A New Approach to Marine Restoration: 3-D Printing Coral Reefs With Ceramic
Australian group Reef Design Labs submerged a 3-D-printed artificial coral reef last month in the Maldives, with the hope that this advanced engineering method will help coral regeneration efforts.
Are Wealthy Nations Hoarding the World's Fish Supply?
A recent paper found that rich nations are catching the vast majority of fish, even in the waters of lower-income countries, but doubts about the study's conclusions remain.
The Interminable Debate Around Deep Sea Mining Regulations
The International Seabed Council once again failed to come to an agreement over the rules to govern the practice of mining valuable resources in deep ocean habitats.
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.
Tracking Young Great Whites Off the Coast of Long Island
This area of the Atlantic has been known as a nursery for the apex predator for decades, but no one has attempted to study these sharks' movements—until now.
D.C. Could Become the Next U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., took the first steps toward banning plastic straws in the nation's capital on Tuesday.
Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws to Cut Down on Waste
Another company joins the movement to reduce consumption of plastics that pollute oceans and harm marine life.
How an Innovative Night Imaging System Could Help Curb Illegal Fishing
Global Fishing Watch, a non-profit group, is using new technology to fill in a major gap in its monitoring data.
What Is the Future of Surfer-Powered Ocean Conservation When the Best Waves Come On-Demand?
We spoke with surfing sage Steve Hawk about how the new breed of artificial wave pools may reshape the soul of the sport.
A Pacific Standard Reading List for World Environment Day
Without action, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's ocean by mid-century.