Oceans

  • Taking aquaculture offshore, beyond the blue horizon

    Putting fish back into the ocean? Not such a crazy idea – and we just might save the planet at th...

    Earth’s oceans are – to use the French idiom – pretty much screwed. From time immemorial we have treated the seas lik...

    Oceans July 30, 2021
  • Australia generates at least $25 billion per year in blue carbon sequestration

    Who knew our coastal ecosystems are such a source of carbon-storing wealth?

    German researchers have examined the carbon storage potential of the planet’s coastal ecosystems (“blue carbon” stora...

    Climate July 13, 2021
  • How to identify a whale shark with a bottle of water

    Innovative new technique can track the genetic signatures of individual whale sharks, aiding cons...

    What’s in a bottle of seawater? A simple sample can hold information about the presence of marine creatures in the lo...

    Oceans June 28, 2021
  • Video

    The Science of Pearls

    All about oyster farming with Farmer of the Year, James Brown.

    The Australian Farmer of the Year award celebrates pioneers in farming who show innovation, resilience, and tenacity....

    Cosmos Briefing June 25, 2021
  • Giant map of giant kelp forests

    Satellite data shows where kelp is sticking around – and where it needs help.

    A paper published in Communications Earth & Environment has tracked 35 years of satellite data to create a comprehens...

    Marine life June 10, 2021
  • World Ocean Day wrap: five ocean stories

    Let’s celebrate World Ocean Day with five recent pieces of research about the ocean.

    Happy World Ocean Day! To celebrate, Cosmos is looking back over what we have written about our oceans and seas in th...

    Oceans June 8, 2021
  • Counting on maths to manage our oceans

    To understand how to preserve our diminishing natural marine resources, the next big thing we hav...

    As an undergraduate student wishing to major in zoology, botany and applied mathematics, I received a letter from the...

    Oceans June 4, 2021
  • Turning the tables on reef recovery

    Fast-growing eco-engineers can regenerate reefs two decades faster than other corals.

    Table corals are big, flat reef engineers that can regenerate coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef faster than any o...

    Oceans June 2, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    We’re not friends anymoreCoral can remove the little algal buddies that live inside their tissues so other, more ...

    Oceans May 24, 2021
  • Spotting coral bleaching from space

    First global satellite network is now scanning coral reefs in real-time.

    A world-first space-based coral reef monitoring project has just got off the ground – literally. The Allen Coral Atla...

    Oceans May 20, 2021
  • Energetic ocean eddies on the rise

    As the ocean heats up, swirling eddies are getting more active.

    A team of Australian researchers has found that climate change has made ocean eddies, which are drivers of ocean curr...

    Oceans April 23, 2021
  • Year of the quiet ocean

    An international team aims to monitor the impact of 2020’s ‘quiet’ oceans on marine life

    Last year, as pandemic-related lockdowns enveloped the world, our oceans – just like our cities – fell more silent th...

    Oceans April 8, 2021
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