• 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 ...

    Climate 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...

    Earth 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...

    Earth 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...

    Climate 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...

    Earth 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 ...

    Earth 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...

    Earth 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
  • 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...

    Earth August 19, 2020
  • 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...

    Earth July 7, 2020
  • 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 plastic survi...

    Earth June 15, 2020
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