marine

microplastics

Microplastics Have Been Found in Our Deepest Ocean Animals

Scientists found plastics in the guts of amphipods at Challenger Deep, some 10,890 meters below the sea surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.27.19
climate change

Climate Change Will Alter the Color of Half of Earth’s Oceans by 2100

Phytoplankton blooms tint the oceans green, which means their response to warmer waters will shake up the ocean color scheme.
Becky Ferreira
2.4.19
Megalodon

Scientists Think an Exploding Star Helped Kill Off the Megalodon

An Astrobiology study proposes that an ancient supernova could have exposed Megalodon and other large ocean animals to deadly muon radiation.
Becky Ferreira
12.12.18
under the sea

Give Yourself a Brain Massage With 10 Straight Hours of Ocean Footage

A new YouTube video brings serene "oceanscapes" to you.
Becky Ferreira
5.31.18
WTF is that

This Unidentified Sea Creature Washed Up on a Georgia Beach, then Vanished

Some truly odd critters end up stranded on beaches. Here’s what you should do if you find one.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.18
Science

These Plankton-Like Robots Are Drifting Through the Ocean to Help Save Sea Life

The M-AUE robots may look like Minions from the movies, but they are the culmination of 20 years of hard work. Now, if only scientists could stop them from getting picked up at bars
Farnia Fekri
1.24.17
Canada

What Climate Change Looks Like From the Arctic's Edge

For decades, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre has been on the front lines of climate-related science and public education in Canada’s north.
Whitney Light
9.18.15
Hell or Salt Water

The Plan to Give Every Ocean Species a Genetic Barcode

A wildly ambitious plan made even more difficult beneath the waves.
Jordan Pearson
8.12.15
earth

The Key to Saving Humans and Sharks from Each Other? Maybe Magnets

Magnetic shark repellents might be good for everybody.
Maddie Stone
1.30.15
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are Lighthouses Still a Thing?

Even with the advent of GPS and advanced navigation technology, the towers on the rocks shine.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.23.15
ANIMALS

​How Whales Geoengineer the Oceans for Us

How whale 'poo-namis' may be able to suck down the planet's excess carbon.
Maddie Stone
12.24.14
earth

This Is Where Humans Have Made Our Oceans Most Acidic

Is an ocean near you dissolving sea bones? The most comprehensive study yet of the globe's acidifying oceans will tell you.
Brian Merchant
11.10.14
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