The Ocean

The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic

The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic

The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data finds. Whereas the Arctic Ocean...
This timid little fish escapes predators by injecting them with opioid-laced venom

This timid little fish escapes predators by injecting them with opioid-laced venom

Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish...
Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on...
Smart sharks have robust social networks and learn to avoid capture

Smart sharks have robust social networks and learn to avoid capture

Sharks form strong social networks that are relatively unaffected when several members leave the group, and members also learn how to avoid capture, new...
Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

When scientists studied a deep hydrothermal plume of water in the Pacific Ocean, they were surprised to find that iron particles persist for more...
Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power

Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power

Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract it for nuclear power haven’t produced enough to make it a viable source...
Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean...
Study opens new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans formed

Study opens new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans formed

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found seawater cycles throughout the Earth's interior down to 2,900km, much deeper than...
Ocean acidification spreads rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Ocean acidification spreads rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research reported in Nature Climate...
Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans

Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans

Researchers from 20 of the world's leading oceanographic research centers today warned that the world's largest habitat - the deep ocean floor - may...