High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor

Mediterranean sediments are shown to have up to 1.9 million tiny plastic pieces per square metre.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science pollution oceans plastic-pollution plastic

Will anyone ever find Shackleton's lost ship?

Last year's failed attempt to locate one of the world's great wrecks has lessons for future efforts.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: icebergs earth-science oceans antarctic

10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'

The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
April 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: wildlife turtles animals endangered-species oceans conservation

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: animals whales oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

Ancient tsunami may have struck Falkland Islands

Evidence of past underwater landslides suggests giant waves probably hit the British territory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: geology earth-science indonesia oceans earthquakes falkland-islands tsunamis

Ocean Infinity: Exploration company goes for robot boats at scale

Uncrewed Surface vessels are the future on water, just as are driverless cars are on land.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science robotics oceans

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 1, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: environment palau pollution ocean-pollution oceans coral-reefs hawaii

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says

As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

By Kelsey Vlamis • bbcnews
Dec. 5, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: oceans plastic-pollution plastic

'Toxic chemical cocktail' passed to baby porpoises

Potent chemicals are unwittingly passed down from mother to calf, according to a UK study.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment pollution oceans dolphins

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment fish oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

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