Oceans

  • Dazzle to survive

    Scientists reveal the evolutionary history of fairy wrasses.

    Diversification of the stunningly colourful fairy wrasses was propelled by sea-level changes during the last ice age,...

    Biology March 4, 2021
  • 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...

    Marine life February 19, 2021
  • 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, sc...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • 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 ...

    Oceans February 9, 2021
  • 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...

    Oceans February 4, 2021
  • 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...

    Oceans January 28, 2021
  • 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...

    Oceans January 27, 2021
  • Research

    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...

    Oceans December 15, 2020
  • 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 ...

    Oceans December 4, 2020
  • 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...

    Oceans September 18, 2020
  • 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...

    Earth September 5, 2020
  • 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 ...

    Earth September 4, 2020
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