The pros and cons of seismic exploration in the Atlantic
In the War Between Sharks and People, Humans Are Killing It
A spate of shark attacks off Hawaii raises old fears about the predators of the oceans. But humans are much more dangerous.
Oceans Warming Faster Than They Have Over Past 10,000 Years
Greenhouse gas emissions have been rising, but warming has plateaued in recent years. It turns out the heat is likely being absorbed by the ocean depths.
An Expanding XPRIZE Looks to Crowdsource Its Next Contests
The innovation contest will be taking public nominations for its next prize—provided the contests cover the endangered oceans:
How the Costa Concordia Will Be Raised
What do you do with a dead ship that weighs 115,000 tons lying just off your coast? A town in Italy is finding out.
A New XPRIZE: Tracking the Acidification of the Oceans
Ocean science has long lagged behind on funding, but a new prize challenge offers millions to an innovator who can build cheaper and better pH sensors
Ocean Acidification Will Make Climate Change Worse
As we emit more carbon dioxide, the oceans will become more acidic. That will be bad for sealife—but it may also speed the rate of global warming
Shifting Baselines: Why the Environment Is Even Worse Off Than You Think
When it comes to the ocean, we don’t know how good we used to have it.
Breaking the Waves: Catlin Seaview Survey Digitizes the Endangered Oceans
Together with Google, a scientific expedition is exploring endangered coral reefs, producing baseline data about ocean health—and breathtaking panoramic images of the world below.
A Smaller Than Predicted Dead Zone Is Still Toxic for the Gulf of Mexico
It may not be as big as researchers predicted last month, but this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone is larger than average—and a sign of things to come.