“As oceans grow more acidic, they’re eating away at their protective floors”

“Much of the deep sea has never been explored close-up by humans. Some submarines have plumbed its depths, but reaching the ocean bottom is a complicated and expensive journey, challenging because the seabed lies under more than three… Read More

“Floating Trash Collector Set to Tackle Pacific Garbage Patch”

“The campaign to rid the world’s oceans of plastic trash marks a turning point on Saturday as a giant, floating trash-collector steams out of San Francisco on a mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Over… Read More

“There Might Be Shark In Your Sunscreen”

“Millions of rare, deep-sea sharks are killed each year to support a multimillion-dollar industry—but which one might surprise you. In remote regions around the world, fishermen pull sharks out of the deep and harvest their livers. Shark livers… Read More

“Seattle Becomes the First Major U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws”

“STRAWLESS IN SEATTLE. On Sunday, Seattle became the first major city in the U.S. to ban plastic straws and utensils. The ban is part of a 2008 ordinance that banned any one-time-use food-service items that aren’t recyclable or… Read More

“Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef”

“The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia has seen two massive bleaching events over the span of two years. And that’s led to a widespread die-off of the corals, according to a new study. Through close… Read More

“Sunscreen Chemicals Are Destroying Coral Reefs And Now Hawaii Is Banning Them”

“Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs and marine life. A bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types… Read More

“Scientists’ stop-gap plan to save coral reefs”

“A coral reef takes centuries to form. Vaughan: “Most corals the size of a basketball may be as much as 25 to 100 years old. And ones the size of a small car would be a few hundred… Read More

“Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea”

“Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will take centuries to… Read More

“Coral Reefs Suffering In Philippines Despite Outlawing Damaging Fishing Practices”

Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing ptactices Some of the fishing methods used in today’s small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found.

“A “New Ocean” Is Emerging at the Top of the World”

“As the planet warms, the Arctic is warming more than twice as fast. As ice cover is disappearing, average summer sea ice has declined by more than a third since 1979. That’s roughly equal to the entire area… Read More