oceans

comb jellies

This Jelly’s Butthole Only Appears When It Poops

“No anus or anal pore in any other animal is like this.”
Becky Ferreira
3.5.19
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
plastic pollution

Don’t Boycott Razors Because of an Ad, Boycott Them For the Planet

Some people are mad that Gillette released an ad calling out toxic masculinity, but the bigger issue is the waste produced by disposable razors.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.16.19
pollution

Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut

The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
plastic

Billions of Ocean Nanoplastics Can Get Lodged in Sea Creatures in Only a Few Hours

A new study looked at a more realistic concentration level of tiny plastics like the kind we see in the ocean, and found the pieces quickly get lodged in animals’ tissue.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.3.18
pollution

There Is Plastic 'Everywhere,' Says Guy Swimming Across Pacific Ocean

Ben Lecomte began his swim on the coast of Japan and has already swum more than 1,200 nautical miles.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.23.18
The Most Unknown

Methane-Eating Ocean Microbes Could Play a Major Role in Climate Change

Caltech geobiologist and MacArthur Fellow Victoria Orphan sheds light on the tiny single-celled organisms that help keep Earth’s climate in check.
Becky Ferreira
9.27.18
shifting tides

Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami

The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts like takai and kyodai ("high" and "huge") during future Pacific megathrust earthquakes, to better urge people to evacuate before the waves come.
Matthew Komatsu
8.25.18
Whale Poop

The Scientists Who Study Whale 'Defecation Events'

Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
Conservation

We’ve Saved One of the Coral Reefs by Simply Bothering to Do Something

Coral doesn’t have to be doomed, we just have to actually try to save it.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.18
Gavia

The US Navy Wants Undersea Gas Stations for Underwater Drones

Access to undersea gas stations could allow Gavias and other underwater drones to spend more time scanning the seabed, searching for crash survivors or locating enemy mines.
David Axe
4.23.18
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