Our new maps show coral reefs are more extensive than we thought.
A recent study focusing on how offshore wind farms in Massachusetts waters could affect endangered right whales does not call for slowing the projects, but says monitoring will be critical.
A sea voyage and a satellite mission will combine to produce a more detailed picture of the ocean’s currents than ever before.
Nigeria’s new marine and blue economy ministry has promise but it must be well run.
Marine heatwaves aren’t just on the surface. They can be at their most destructive when they sweep along the seafloor.
Expect more extremes and a range of ‘surprises’ to exacerbate the climate emergency.
Rip currents are a leading cause of near-shore drownings, but there are effective ways to survive one. And these phenomena also play important ecological roles that are an emerging research area.
Dramatic improvements in computing, sensors and submersible engineering are making it possible for researchers to ramp up data collection from the oceans while also keeping people out of harm’s way.
Working with underwater robots, scientists show how deep sea mountains and fast currents between Antarctica and South America play a crucial role in stabilizing the climate.
Mining nodules from the deep ocean seabed could provide the metals crucial for today’s EV batteries and renewable energy technology, but little is known about the harm it could cause.
The 2022 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes have been awarded for outstanding achievements in scientific research, innovation and teaching.
Olympic surfers are coming from around the world to compete in surfing’s Olympic debut. But where will the waves come from?
Sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor south of Christmas Island have revealed a Tolkeinesque landscape of towering peaks, ashen uplands and ominous volcanic craters.
Internal waves can create pretty cloud shapes in the sky, as well as making life unpleasant for passengers on aeroplanes. And in the oceans they can be a deadly hazard to submarines.
Climate change is strengthening the division between the ocean surface and the abyss.
Each bit of plastic takes a unique journey once it reaches the ocean. We’re trying to spot the patterns.
How Pacific winds interact with the sea to bring colder waters up from the depths.
Universities and the professions are changing in response to climate change. When will the advances in knowledge and practice we are already seeing prompt governments to act with the required urgency?
Cold-water plankton is being replaced by warm-water species.
Sandy beaches are densely populated and occupy more than one third of the global coastline.