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.
This research reconciled data and hypotheses from linguistic, archeological and genetic research on the settlement of the Comoros and Madagascar.
Histories of the North Atlantic have had a preponderant influence on scholarship about race. But, for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study southern Africa, this is changing.
The Agulhas Current plays a critical role in global ocean circulation that influences climatic conditions across the world.
The British overseas territory faces an environmental crisis.
Managing maritime security is a challenging endeavour. Forms of maritime crime include piracy, drug and arms smuggling.
Further analysis of the debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 point to a possible new search area in the Indian Ocean.
Indian Ocean humpback dolphins, which live close to the shore, need protection. The total population is estimated to be just 10,000, with fewer than 1,000 of them off the coast of South Africa.
Since 1999, Australia has swung between drought and deluge with surprising speed, because El Niño has fallen into sync with similar patterns in the Indian and Southern Oceans.
Africa has some wonderful beaches. A serious traveller should visit at least one of them once in a lifetime.
Students have won an important victory. But to understand the complex nature of oppression and how to respond to it will require many struggles over a longer period of time.
We thought the big El Niño might not bring drought. And then the climate turned dry. And hot.