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...
Finding the ocean’s missing plastic
But it’s not good news.
Millions of tonnes of plastic is trapped along the world’s coastlines and will eventually find its way into the ocean...
The scientist known as ‘Her Deepness’
Record-breaking deep-sea diver and environmental campaigner.
Sylvia Earle is deep. She’s so deep that The New Yorker magazine gave her the nickname “Her Deepness” in a 1989 profi...
Where does all the ocean garbage go?
Southern Indian Ocean has the most plastic waste.
Great areas of our rubbish are known to form in parts of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. But no such “garbage patch”...
Deep-water corals also bleaching badly
Almost a quarter of corals damaged by heat spikes.
Even the deep-water corals of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are not safe from the damaging effects of rising ocean t...
Why is the sea salty?
The water on the Earth’s surface was once fresh.
It is estimated there is enough salt in the world’s oceans to cover all the planet’s land surfaces with a layer about...
Why are there two tides a day?
In most places on Earth, there are two high tides each day.
It’s early January, and the Sun is blazing. Sweltering in the hottest week of the past 100 years, temperatures well a...