OCEAN

sea stars

Warmer Temperatures and Disease Decimated This West Coast Starfish in Two Years

“If it does disappear from these shores, it is gone from the planet.”
Becky Ferreira
1.30.19
Internet

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.19
OCEAN

Climate Change Is Making Waves Stronger

Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening waves traveling across the earth's surface.
Caroline Haskins
1.14.19
GLOBAL WARMING

2017 Was the Warmest Year for the Ocean on Record

According to a new study, human activity has caused our global ocean to warm to levels never seen on record.
Caroline Haskins
1.10.19
predators

As Ocean Predators Recover, Humans Need to Learn to Coexist

It’s great that sharks, whales, and sea otters are bouncing back in some marine areas. But it may also increase human-wildlife conflicts.
Becky Ferreira
11.22.18
GLOBAL WARMING

Earth’s Oceans Have Absorbed Far More Heat Than Experts Believed, Study Claims

A new study says we’ve vastly underestimated the amount of heat trapped by Earth’s oceans due to global warming.
Sarah Emerson
11.1.18
climate change

The Seafloor Is Dissolving Because of Climate Change

According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.
Caroline Haskins
11.1.18
Food

You’re Literally Sprinkling Plastic On Your Food

A study published this week in ‘Environmental Science & Technology’ sampled salt brands from across the globe and found 92 percent contained microplastics.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.18.18
It's Not Aliens

Atlantis, Aliens, and Time Warps: The Enduring Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Rogue waves could be responsible for some of the region’s most notorious vanishings, but that won't stop rumors about Atlantis, aliens, and time warps.
Becky Ferreira
8.13.18
OCEAN

Signs of Alien Life on Europa Might Only Be Centimeters Under the Surface

Europa is irradiated by Jupiter’s intense magnetosphere, but you don’t have to dig far before life finds a way (theoretically).
Becky Ferreira
7.23.18
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
Moveable

Autonomous Boats Will Be On the Market Sooner Than Self-Driving Cars

About 90 percent of global shipping is done by sea.
Tracey Lindeman
4.18.18
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