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.
An international agreement has set an ambitious deadline for action on some of the biggest problems facing the world's oceans.
Marine fish could serve as a crucial global emergency food supply in times of crisis, if marine ecosystems were in a healthy state to start with.
Most existing MPAs are in distant and largely empty waters. Expanding them where it counts will meet a lot of resistance.
More than 280 women in STEMM call for a marine protected area to be established in the waters of the Western Antarctic Peninsula.
The latest incident highlights a mismatch between ocean law and marine ecosystems.
Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
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.
Empatheatre's latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It's a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
Scientists were struggling to keep track of illegal fishing in international waters and the seabirds it threatened. Then they had an idea.
Regulations have lowered mercury emissions globally, but the risks to ocean ecosystems and human health may be getting worse.
A combination of flawed science and over-optimism meant experts misinterpreted the data that helped calculate estimates of cod stocks back in 2017.
As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch.
Even the remote open ocean offers no escape from industrial fishing for sharks.
Hagfish have been called the most disgusting creatures in the ocean. But what are they?
Earth-orbiting satellites and AI tools can track fishing vessels around the world.
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.
Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
Aquaculture is endangering the marine environment, threatening the livelihood of small-scale fishers and food security.
Confrontation between French and British scallop fishers is a warning about the resource conflicts of the future.