Fishing boats coming into Le Guilvinec, Brittany, France, at the end of the day.
The Atlantic Ocean is still growing physically, but humans are over-harvesting its rich fisheries. The most famous one – North Atlantic cod – has become a textbook example of harmful overfishing.
When humpback whales shift their distribution and behaviour, it can lead to unexpected human encounters and new challenges.
Tiny chemical clues in the ocean reveal how its role as a carbon store is changing.
Sustained ocean warming could greatly reduce catches of fish like these herring photographed off Norway.
Fish are a key food source for millions of people worldwide. But a recent study finds long-term warming over the next 200 years could starve tiny plankton, with impacts that would ripple up food chains.
Natalie Renier/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
How we showed the Atlantic circulation system is its weakest for 1,600 years.
NERC / National Oceanography Centre
The new sub allows scientists to access some of the most remote and hazardous environments in the ocean.