Global research group will trace Totten glacier’s history back to last ice age, in hope of predicting future melting patterns
Rising sea temperatures are pushing shoals hundreds of miles from native grounds
Oceanographers are busy mapping the powerful underwater eddies that have proved a major hazard to submariners
We’ve investigated less than 5 percent of the world’s oceans. This op-ed looks at media framing and engaging the public in ocean exploration.
First impressions of a research cruise
A new study demonstrates that automated monitoring systems that identify ‘regime shifts’ — such as rapid growth of algae and then depletion of oxygen in the water — can successfully predict full-scale algae blooms in advance, and help resource managers avert their development.
Javier Valladares, retired officer of the Argentine Navy and former president of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), recalls expeditions to the Amazon and Antarctica.
Sea turtles are swimming pretty in Belize, demonstrating the importance of marine protected areas.
Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be a faithful record of ancient ocean temperature.
Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.
The highest-ever wave is recorded by a buoy in the North Atlantic.
NASA sees a paradigm shift in Earth observing missions, which will increasingly rely on small satellite technologies but provide big results.