Seagrass meadows are disappearing at an accelerating pace, according to a new report, which is the first to look at the problem on a global scale.
A new study from NOAA predicts that the “dead zone” off the coast of Louisiana and Texas in the Gulf of Mexico this summer could be one of the largest on record.
The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth, yet their potential as a source of energy for social benefit has only recently begun to receive scientific, governmental and commercial investment. “Oceans of Possibility” surveys some of the developments entrepreneurs and scientists have been pushing to harness the power of the ocean as a direct source of energy to end dependence on fossil fuels.
A researcher applying equations from magnetohydrodynamics to our oceans’ salt water and found that long-term changes in Earth’s magnetic field are possibly induced by our oceans’ circulation.
The alarming observation of propagating “dead zones” where ecosystems collapse due to oxygen depletion as well as the potential worsening effect of climate change call for stronger scientific efforts in this field.
The world’s oceans are full of trash, causing “tremendous” negative impacts on coastal life and ecology, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
In a study published in the journal Environmental Pollution, a University of South Florida scientist found high levels of man-made chemicals in the brains and fluid surrounding the brains of marine mammals.
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) could help define the limits of nations’ underwater borders.
According to a report from The Nature Conservancy released this week, shellfish reefs are the world’s most imperiled marine habitats.
The tiny creatures, eaten in shrimp rolls and shrimp salad, occupy a pivotal role in the oceanic food chain and may serve as early indicators of changing climate due to their sensitivity to temperature.