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 | Jan. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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 | Dec. 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

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 | Dec. 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

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 | Nov. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

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

Victor Vescovo: Adventurer reaches deepest ocean locations

Financier Victor Vescovo completes his quest to visit the deepest parts of Earth's five oceans.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science oceans marine-biology

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

By Hamish Mackay | June 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: shipping france atlantic-ocean the-bahamas ocean-pollution oceans bermuda portugal plastic-pollution republic-of-ireland nike-inc orkney

GEBCO-NF Alumni robots win ocean-mapping XPRIZE

Have we found some of the technologies that can finally help us survey Earth's unknown depths?

By Jonathan Amos | May 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: robotics oceans

Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

By Matt McGrath | May 20, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: oceans antarctic climate-change

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.

By Jonathan Amos | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science oceans earth-observation european-space-agency antarctic climate-change

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

An American explorer finds plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive.

By Rebecca Morelle | May 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: oceans plastic-pollution pacific-ocean

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