Passing oil pollution from dolphin to calf
Oil spills affect dolphin health for a decade and counting.
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and subsequent oil pollution have had long-term health effects for dolphins, accordi...
Life below zero
The Antarctic delivers surprising insights into life and survival.
Life continues to amaze. Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero,...
Tropical or temperate?
Study highlights competing impacts of warm waters and acidification.
Warming waters and ocean acidification could have opposing effects on the movements of tropical fish, according to a ...
Anthropocene: the musical
In sonic terms, Earth’s waters have segued from classical to hip-hop.
Since the (first) Industrial Revolution, the soundscape of the ocean has been undergoing a drastic revolution too. No...
How wide is the ocean?
If it’s the Atlantic, getting wider all the time.
A geological phenomenon is pushing North and South America further apart from Europe and Africa a new study has found...
Ice loss up
Comprehensive survey finds global melt increasing at record rate.
Study after study has shown that Earth is losing its glacial and polar ice. Previous research has focussed on specifi...
Solace seeking in the Southern Ocean
Australian team looking for answers in marine snow.
Australian researchers are on a 45-day mission to capture the most detailed picture yet of how marine life in the Sou...
Not just drifting by
Risky crossing likely a migration choice.
Whether ancient humans made sea crossings by choice or by chance is a common topic of debate among historians. In ...
Shaky way to check on ocean warming
Sub-sea quake data could help track temperature changes.
The rumble of earthquakes far below the surface of the ocean are far more interesting than just a way of understandin...
Reef ‘glue’ threatened by ocean acidification
Fossil record shows that vital crusts are getting weaker.
The scaffolds that help hold tropical reefs together are at risk from acidification due to increased carbon dioxide i...
The strongest ocean currents are heating up
Study highlights areas of intense warming.
Over the next 30 years, the intensity of heatwave events in some of the world’s strongest ocean currents is expected ...
Uncovering the ocean’s ‘invisible’ plastic
Researchers make a depressing tour of the Atlantic.
There is at least 10 times more plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than previously thought, researchers say, and that’s on...