• 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...

    Australia 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...

    Earth 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...

    Earth 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...

    Earth June 2, 2021
  • You may have missed…

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

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

    Earth 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...

    Earth 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...

    Earth 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...

    Earth April 8, 2021
  • Blueprint for a sustainable ocean

    A global plan creates the perfect trifecta, serving fisheries, ecosystems and the climate.

    A team of scientists from across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia has devised a plan for a sustainable ocean, as ...

    Earth March 18, 2021
  • 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...

    Earth 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
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