A high seas treaty could help rebuild populations – but time is running out.
There are more viruses in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way – and they're fundamental to Earth's biodiversity.
The latest research reveals basking sharks are not lone predators but rather family-minded creatures with a fancy for fine dining with their own folk.
Maerl beds are the coral reefs of the British Isles. But like their tropical counterparts, they're threatened by climate change.
Everyone who cares about marine biodiversity, fish, fishers, coastal communities and fishing industry workers of today and tomorrow must push for the end of fisheries subsidies.
International law does not meaningfully address biodiversity conservation in the high seas. We risk losing marine species before we have a chance to identify and understand them.
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.
Scientists thought there was only one sixgill sawshark species – until now.
Oil spills from a project that's designed to harness the economic potential of South Africa's oceans are threatening the world's largest remaining African Penguin colony.
Even the remote open ocean offers no escape from industrial fishing for sharks.
They swim, they eat, they multiply.
In a study that cultivated coral 'gardens' with varying numbers of species, plots with more species were healthier. This finding could inform strategies to help coral reefs survive climate change.
A massive new discovery this summer of miles of corals in deep waters off South Carolina shows how much we have yet to learn about life on the ocean floor.
An effort to increase such areas can pose a particular threat to island overseas territories.
Coral reefs are in crisis around the world, and may disappear entirely. 3D printing is a new idea to help them – but it won't be a cure all.
Why do whale sharks come together at just 20 locations around the globe?
It's not just the land and people that have been badly affected by hurricanes.