Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
Microplastic pollution is a global issue, but where do they come from and how are they transported across the ocean? A new study finds polyester microfibres are common throughout the Arctic Ocean.
Whales are rediscovering their old haunts in the Arctic and Southern oceans after centuries of hunting.
Global leaders pledged to protect 10% of the oceans by 2020. We're nowhere close and the goal has proven particularly challenging to achieve in international waters.
Oceans 21 is a Conversation international series examining the history and future of the world's ocean.
The Southern (Antarctic) Ocean is our planet's primary storage of heat and carbon, and it's home to extraordinary life forms, from tiny algae and spineless creatures to penguins, seals and whales.
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.
The Pacific Ocean produces oxygen, helps regulates the weather, provides food and livelihoods. It's a place of fun, solace and spiritual connection. But its delicate ecology is under threat.
The Arctic has been a remote place for much of its history. But climate change is bringing global problems and opportunities to its door.
The Indian Ocean provides a new way of looking at world history that has been dominated by European accounts.