The Ocean

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...
Tusked whales are most at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic

Tusked whales are most at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic

In August 2016, the first large cruise ship traveled through the Northwest Passage, the northern waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The following year,...
Continental microbes helped seed ancient seas with nitrogen

Continental microbes helped seed ancient seas with nitrogen

Like our oceans, today's continents are brimming with life. Yet billions of years ago, before the advent of plants, continents would have appeared barren. These apparently...
Scientists use hydrophone to listen methane bubbles in ocean

Scientists use hydrophone to listen methane bubbles in ocean

A research team has successfully recorded the sound of methane bubbles from the seafloor off the Oregon coast using a hydrophone, opening the door...
A close look at how the cells change in a squid’s skin. (YouTube)

Here’s all you need to know about the stealthiest creatures in the ocean

Type “cephalopod camouflage” into YouTube and be prepared to gasp. Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—can change their color, shape, and texture to blend in...
Boring barnacles prefer the shallow life on coral reefs

Boring barnacles prefer the shallow life on coral reefs

If you want to know about the future of coral reefs that harbor marine life and protect coastlines, sometimes that means you have to...
Student discovers world's first known manta ray nursery

Student discovers world’s first known manta ray nursery

A graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries...
Ocean forage fish can prevail with changes to farmed fish, livestock diets

Ocean forage fish can prevail with changes to farmed fish, livestock diets

Anchovies, herring, sardines and other forage fish play an essential role in the food web as prey for seabirds, marine mammals and larger fish...