Healthy seagrasses form underwater meadows teeming with fish and shellfish. A successful large-scale restoration project in Virginia could become a model for reseeding damaged seagrass beds worldwide.
This is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
It's only happened twice since naming started in 1950, and there's an unusual twist to where many of the storms formed this year.
Laura went from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in less than 24 hours, sending coastal residents scrambling to prepare. Hurricanes Harvey and Michael exploded in strength in similar ways.
After the oil spill, the usual sight of families strolling by the sea was quickly replaced by volunteers working hard in a concerted effort to protect their coast.
Companies are eager to mine the deep ocean for valuable mineral deposits. But scientists are concerned about impacts on sea life, including creatures that haven't even been discovered yet.
An enormous amount of fishing gear is cut loose in the ocean each year. The losses cut into fishers' profits and kill marine wildlife. A new project aims to get ghost gear out of the ocean.
Africa's blue economy initiatives focused on economic outcomes. Limited attention was given to social equity and ecological sustainability.
Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
Global long-term data simply doesn't exist for jellyfish, so scientists struggle to predict, track and mitigate their potential effects.
Born on July 30, 1920, geologist and cartographer Tharp changed scientific thinking about what lay at the bottom of the ocean – not a featureless flat, but rugged and varied terrain.
Recent shark-related deaths fuel the debate around the best way to keep people safe in the water, without hurting marine wildlife.
Traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples offers ways to adapt to climate impacts.
Microscopic ocean phytoplankton feed a "biological pump" that carries carbon from the surface to deep waters. Scientists have found that this process stores much more carbon than previously thought.
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
The spectacle of glowing dolphins should serve as a timely reminder of our need to conserve the darkness we have left.
Brexit could make it make the UK's maritime security more complicated.
Empatheatre's latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It's a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
You won't see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
Unless we know what is in the ocean, we can’t protect the biggest part of the planet.