Taking a Trip? Consider Sustainable Sea Turtle Travel

Ecotourism provides opportunities to experience nature while supporting conservation.

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

If most of the world’s coral reefs die, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism.

The world’s oceans are storing up staggering amounts of heat

The world is getting warmer every year, thanks to climate change — but where exactly most of that heat is going may be a surprise.

Melting temperature of Earth’s mantle depends on water

A joint study between Carnegie and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has determined that the average temperature of Earth’s mantle beneath ocean basins is about 110 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius) higher than previously thought, due to water present in deep minerals.

Call for Papers: Coral Reefs

IEEE Earthzine, an online scientific publication, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its second 2017 quarterly theme, Coral Reefs.

New Developments in Underwater Mineral Exploration, Offshore Brazil

Metallic mineral exploration in deep water is no longer a distant reality: the project Marine E-tech is progressing via an agreement between Brazil and the United Kingdom.

‘Seagrasses’ vital to coastal health

Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.

Toxic pollutants persist in deepest ocean

Scientists have discovered human-made chemicals, banned in the 1970s, in the bodies of creatures living in the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean.

Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral

For marine protected areas established to help coral reefs recover from overfishing, size really does seem to make a difference, say experts.

Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk

A recent review of studies of submarine canyons has identified that they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection.

A rusty green early ocean?

How were Earth’s solid deposits of iron ore created?

Antarctic bottom waters freshening at unexpected rate

In the cold depths along the sea floor, Antarctic Bottom Waters are part of a global circulatory system, supplying oxygen-, carbon- and nutrient-rich waters to the world’s oceans.