Gulf Stream a blender not a barrier
A close-up of the big picture of ocean mixing.
Scientists say they have the first direct evidence of a “blender effect” in the Gulf Stream, which is one of the main...
Here’s proof that plastic keeps hanging around
Researchers put a date on their deep-sea discoveries.
German researchers say they have found proof of the damaging longevity of modern plastics. Not only can they survi...
Our clothes are wreaking havoc on the oceans
And it’s not just the synthetic fibres.
The fashion industry has come under increasing fire for its impact on the planet, from production to clothes racks an...
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...