As the climate changes, the ocean is also changing. And that’s putting our health at risk.
The Army Corps of Engineers is planning a sea wall 6 miles long and flood gates. The infrastructure might protect downtown from a hurricane storm surge, but most of the area will still be vulnerable.
Olympic surfers are coming from around the world to compete in surfing’s Olympic debut. But where will the waves come from?
During a 2015 heat wave, scientists watched as a coral reef died before their eyes. By the end of the century, almost all the world’s corals will be gone if climate change continues at this pace.
Traditional ecological and cultural wisdom was embraced and valued, enhancing Western scientific knowledge of a beautiful, fragile marine area.
Killer whales among the animals at risk from a ‘second wave’ of pollutants, as coasts erode and sea levels rise.
NOAA’s 2021 high-tide flooding outlook shows where the risks are highest and growing. Some communities are seeing 20 or more days of flooding a year now.
An accurate seafloor map can improve oceanographic and climate models, secure marine navigation, inform defence operations, and guide environmental decisions.
Some of the most powerful offshore wind is over water too deep for a standard wind turbine. Engineers found a way around the problem.
These giant predators are helping solve the mystery of Earth’s cooling shift some 50 million years ago.
The WTO is set to wrap up negotiations on harmful fisheries subsidies This could help rebuild the oceans’ fish stocks, and support the communities that rely on them.
New research suggests that an effective way to locate and track large concentrations of microplastics in the ocean could be from high in the sky.
Sri Lanka is still grappling with the consequences of the cargo ship fire, which dumped tonnes of plastic and hazardous chemicals into the ocean.
They can open jars, use tools, remember instructions and attack on command. But they’re still not the smartest cephalopod in the sea…
Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas, 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Global emissions of N2O are on the rise as a result of human activities — and their impact on ocean ecosystems.
Oceanographer Robert D. Ballard, who is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, has written a memoir recounting his biggest discoveries and calling for more ocean exploration.
The oceans play a key role in regulating life on Earth. We must shift our view of them from as something to use if we hope to develop them sustainably.
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Nigeria must address illegal fishing, which depletes the country’s fish stocks, undermines livelihoods and pushes people into poverty.
Recent flooding may have reduced the remaining coral population by 90%. Combined with damage from fishing, boating and coastal development, the species may be gone in a decade.