Microplastic hotspots on the seafloor
Study shows how ocean currents transport them.
The ocean currents that transport nutrients and oxygen to organisms on the deep-sea floor also carry microplastics th...
Biologists test the waters off Japan
Study looks at impact of carbon dioxide on marine habitats.
New international research has highlighted the risk rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and subsequent ...
Good news for coral reef conservation
Study points way to effective marine reserve management.
Amidst all the bad news about coral reef bleaching, an international team has shed light on what conservation measure...
How we can restore marine life by 2050
Scientists map out strategies to save the oceans.
An international team of scientists has painstakingly mapped out positive actions that could return the planet’s mari...
Revealed: mystery of the ocean's missing plastic
Scientists have puzzled over it for decades.
You’ve probably heard that our oceans have become a plastic soup. But in fact, of all the plastic that enters Earth’s...
Alive and healthier than ever
Coral reefs resist global bleaching event.
This image of colourful and unbleached corals isn’t a before picture – it’s a recent image of corals on Turks and Cai...
Half the world’s sandy beaches could be lost
Human intervention and lower emissions could help save them.
Half the world’s sandy beaches could be lost by the end of the century due to changing weather patterns and rising se...
Intensifying marine conservation efforts
Scientists quantify how much and where.
At least a quarter of the Earth’s oceans need urgent conservation measures to preserve marine biodiversity, according...
Protecting the deep blue
Scientists identify strategies to conserve ocean ecosystems.
More than 100 scientists have highlighted key targets for conserving and managing the deep sea, including habitat-sus...
Finding the ocean’s missing plastic
But it’s not good news.
Millions of tonnes of plastic is trapped along the world’s coastlines and will eventually find its way into the ocean...
The scientist known as ‘Her Deepness’
Accomplished scientist, record-breaking deep-sea diver, and environmental campaigner.
Sylvia Earle is deep. She’s so deep that The New Yorker magazine gave her the nickname “Her Deepness” in a 1989 profi...
Where does all the ocean garbage go?
The southern Indian Ocean has more plastic waste than anywhere in the world.
Great areas of our rubbish are known to form in parts of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. But no such “garbage patch”...