Only 13 percent of the Earth’s entire oceanic wilderness areas remain untouched by humans, a new study has found. Worse, only a small portion of them are protected.
Earth/Environment July 27, 2018
A new study conducted on the Bajau people showed why they were able to hold their breath underwater for thousands of years. The small Malaysian group of people spends most of their days underwater for eight years.
Animals April 19, 2018
Scientists discovered that the oceans on Mars may be significantly older than previously thought. New estimates indicate that oceans on Mars formed 4 billion years ago.
Space March 19, 2018
Low-oxygen sites in coastal bodies of water have significantly increased since 1950. As the waters run low on oxygen, marine creatures lose their habitats and may even succumb to suffocation.
Earth/Environment January 7, 2018
Cooler ocean is needed to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching, says a new study. Other measures to protect the coral reefs can only do so much, but ultimately, the need is even more urgent for a global action to address global warming.
Earth/Environment March 17, 2017
A new study has revealed that ocean temperatures are rising at a faster pace than scientists previously anticipated. The research compared oceanic temperature data between 1960 and 2015 with the help of the latest technologies.
Earth/Environment March 14, 2017
The mismatched eyes of the deep sea 'cockeyed' squid Histioteuthis heteropsis evolved so the creature can better survive in the twilight zone of the ocean. What is its bigger eye for?
Animals February 13, 2017
A species of the elusive ghost shark has been unintentionally filmed alive swimming in its habitat. What does the video reveal about these mysterious deep-sea creatures?
Animals December 18, 2016
A slushy ocean covered with layers of frozen nitrogen and water ice is likely hidden underneath Pluto’s iconic icy heart, a new study suggests. This subsurface ocean may explain the strange location of one of the dwarf planet’s regions.
Space November 16, 2016
Pluto's heart-shaped region hints that a subsurface ocean exists on the dwarf planet. Simulations of an asteroid impact suggest this body of liquid water is at least 60 miles deep.
Space September 24, 2016
A recent study has found that larger sea creatures will die off first in the next mass extinction, and human interference is to blame. Scientists are hopeful it's not too late to reverse its effects.
Animals September 15, 2016
Researchers at Harvard have come up with a set of robotic hands that can pick up fragile specimens from the ocean floor for marine biologists to observe, all without the danger of breaking the objects they're attempting to recover.
FUTURE TECH January 21, 2016
XPrize has announced its latest entrepreneurial tech competition, and whoever can design the best bathymetric map could win millions of dollars.
FUTURE TECH December 14, 2015
The existence of a global ocean on Encaladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon, raises the possibility that life could evolve or have already evolved in this extraterrestrial world.
Space September 18, 2015
Climate specialists performed simulations of paleoclimate and present climate conditions and came up with the theory that sea levels may rise by up to 10 feet.
Animals July 27, 2015
No matter how cool you are, you'll never be a 'diver high-fiving a great white shark' cool.
Internet Culture June 11, 2015
What started out as a simple walk along the beach ended remarkably for a beachgoer as he chanced upon a bobcat dragging a shark out of the ocean and captured the moment.
Internet Culture April 11, 2015
Scientists have successfully bred a rare coral species in the lab, providing valuable insight about the coral, as well as helping to understand how to save this particular species in the wild.
March 16, 2015
Scientists have always believed in the possibility of life outside Earth. The recent discovery of an ocean beneath Ganymede, made possible by the moon's auroras, might just support this.
Space March 14, 2015
The Hubble Space Telescope may have found the best evidence yet for a vast underground ocean on Ganymede.
Space March 13, 2015
When snow turns into slush on the ground, it is just the worst. However, if that same thing happens in the ocean, it is a beautiful thing.
Internet Culture February 26, 2015
After compiling DNA samples of previously unidentified sea creatures in Australia, researchers recently discovered a third, and new, species of seadragon, the phyllopteryx dewysea, also referred to as the ruby seadragon.
February 20, 2015
Some 8 million tons of plastic are being thrown into the ocean per year. Despite its highly developed garbage collection system, the U.S. remains one of the top plastic polluters of the ocean.
Earth/Environment February 13, 2015
Analysis of dust, which came from galactic explosions and fell and settled at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, could change current concepts of supernova.
Space January 21, 2015
By using historical data, specimens and scientific literature, a group of researchers came up with more accurate measurements of animals that live in the ocean. Here are the results.
Animals January 15, 2015
Like the stuff of nightmares, the goblin shark attempts to take a bite out of a diver's arm.
Internet Culture December 23, 2014
The ocean is holding plastic waste equivalent to the weight of more than 500 fully loaded Boeing 747s. Toxins from these hazardous materials can also transfer to the marine animals that eat them.
Earth/Environment December 11, 2014
The Earth’s water is believed to have originated from comets, but data from the Rosetta spacecraft, which analyzed the water vapor of Comet 67P/C-G, suggest that our planet’s oceans may have a different origin.
Space December 11, 2014
Water is believed to have come late after the Earth had formed. Findings of a new study, however, suggest that the water on the planet is older than previously believed.
Animals October 31, 2014
Mimas, one of the smallest moons of Saturn was observed to have a wobble twice as big for its size leading scientists to suspect that something odd may be lying beneath its icy surface.
Space October 18, 2014
Methane-consuming microbes found in rocks in the ocean floor help curb the levels of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas methane in the ocean and the atmosphere.
Earth/Environment October 17, 2014
The rate of ocean warming between 1970 and 2003 is underestimated by up to 58 percent, study reveals. Scientists said that the ocean's temperature is crucial to understanding global warming.
Earth/Environment October 8, 2014
A new map of the ocean's floors uncovered new mountains, as well as outlined details about tectonic plates, showing previously undiscovered areas of the many topographical mysteries that lie beneath the sea.
Internet Culture October 6, 2014
Researchers from the UK demonstrated that sharks have their unique personalities. Solitary catsharks and those that form big groups tend persist with their behavior regardless of changes in environment and group size.
Animals October 3, 2014
Gravitational data from NASA's Jason-1 satellite and ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite allowed researchers to come up with a new seafloor map that vividly shows the geological features of the Earth's oceans.
Animals October 3, 2014
A group of sea monkeys can have a huge effect on global currents. A new study used a simulation to prove that sea monkeys moving together produced strong currents.
Earth/Environment September 30, 2014
Some of the Earth's water has levels of deuterium that indicate interstellar origins. That suggests that part of the ocean's water may be older than the sun.
Space September 26, 2014
By analyzing the tree rings of blue oak trees, scientists were able to gain insight on winter upwelling and marine productivity along the California coast in the last six centuries.
Earth/Environment September 21, 2014
A new mathematical algorithm traces the sources of monster garbage patches in oceans. Majority of the garbage patches are made up of plastic.
Animals September 5, 2014
20 new species of coral have just been added to the Endangered Species Act.
Earth/Environment August 28, 2014
Methane has been discovered leaking from hundreds of vents along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Could this lead to an environmental disaster?
Earth/Environment August 26, 2014
New research suggests a large amount of previously undiscovered methane is being released beneath the sea floor on the East Coast.
Earth/Environment August 25, 2014
A whale has been spotted in a Virginia river, acting erratically. The whale seems to be sick, scientists say.
Earth/Environment August 19, 2014
A research group at EPFL intentionally spilled oil into the North Sea to study the way hydrocarbons were released in the first 24 hours after a spill. They hope to use this information to create better spill clean up methods in the future.
Earth/Environment August 11, 2014
Researchers expect that the red tide bloom in Florida, a toxic bloom of algae, will likely wash ashore to beaches in Tampa within the next two weeks.
Earth/Environment August 10, 2014