Marine wildlife rarely remain in one habitat. Most species rely on a healthy network of ecosystems to raise their young and catch their food.
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.
Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
The Indian Ocean provides a new way of looking at world history that has been dominated by European accounts.
Unless we know what is in the ocean, we can’t protect the biggest part of the planet.
The absence of climate drivers – specifically, the Indian Ocean Dipole and La Niña – explains why Australia has gone so long without heavy rains.
Malawi must change its diplomatic approach and align its national interests with Mozambique's
As storm directions change, countries that are outside the usual tropical storm zones need to ready themselves.
The Southern Ocean, as artists have uncovered, is also a treasure trove of cultural narratives.
While the other members of the Sirenia are found in the Atlantic, the dugong is the only sea cow found in the Indian Ocean and south-western Pacific. This highlights its deep African connections.
A significant change in political mentality is required to shore up one of Africa's leading lights.
The spate of high intensity tropical cyclones making landfall in Southern Africa has been tied to very warm sea surface temperatures.
Much of the devastation of our globe's natural resources traces its origins to early colonialism. These relationships continue to define the extraction of resources that severely impact ecosystems.
Data from hydrophones in the Indian ocean has raised new questions about what happened to MH370.
If you've ever wondered where the ocean currents flow around Australia's coastline then we have a great map for you.
Around 80% of the world's maritime oil trade passes through the Indian Ocean. And the economic and political might of the region is growing.
The frequency of intense tropical cyclones is increasing in the South Indian Ocean - a region that previously didn't have these.
The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius's favour, the implications could be huge.
A new project takes a different look at the role of oceans.
Sea snakes spend their lives in the water, giving birth to live young at sea, so why are they only found in some of the world's oceans? The answer lies in a combination of climate and geography.