The Ocean

A cooler ocean predator than sharks Consider the mantis shrimps

A cooler ocean predator than sharks? Consider the mantis shrimps

When you think about fearsome predators in the ocean, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably a shark. Sure, sharks are OK,...
octopus, low-oxygen life

Shy octopus hides inside its own tentacles

The low-oxygen life There’s a lot to love about the Santa Barbara Channel. On the mainland side beautiful beaches abound, while the Channel Islands provide unique...
Ocean acidification to hit levels not seen in 14 million years

Ocean acidification to hit levels not seen in 14 million years

The world’s oceans are likely to become more acidic than at any time in the past 14 million years, scientists have found. New research led...
Great Barrier Reef reveals rapid changes of ancient glaciers

Great Barrier Reef reveals rapid changes of ancient glaciers

Graphs of sea levels about the time of the poorly understood Last Glacial Maximum indicated ice sheets were stable before slowly starting to melt,...
Acidic oceans cause fish to lose their sense of smell

Acidic oceans cause fish to lose their sense of smell

When carbon dioxide is absorbed by seawater carbonic acid is formed, making the water more acidic. Since the Industrial Revolution, oceanic CO2 has risen by...
Where baby white sharks 'hang out' in the North Atlantic

Where baby white sharks ‘hang out’ in the North Atlantic

Using cutting-edge satellite and acoustic technology, scientists confirm the movement patterns and seasonal migrations of baby white sharks in the north Atlantic Ocean for...
How foreign kelp surfed to Antarctica

How foreign kelp surfed to Antarctica

This is an unequivocal demonstration that marine species from the north can reach Antarctica”. A research team led by The Australian National University (ANU) has...
Warming oceans will affect sharks’ brains

Warming oceans will affect sharks’ brains

Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change will not only be felt by smaller organisms like coral, but will also impact apex predators, according...
Flooding from rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion every year by 2100

Flooding from rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion every year by...

Failure to meet the United Nations' 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned. Published...
Scientists believe ‘lost carbon’ during last Ice Age was stored in ocean via physics and dust

Scientists believe ‘lost carbon’ during last Ice Age was stored in ocean via physics...

During the last ice age, atmospheric carbon dioxide was about one-third lower than it is today and scientists are uncertain why the distribution of...