A new mathematical model describes the effects of severe storms on kelp forest ecosystems, particularly the seafloor communities.
Feb. 23, 2021 • ~9 min
Fish feces and other waste—roughly 1.65 billion tons annually—make up about 16% of the total carbon that sinks below the ocean's upper layers, research finds.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~4 min
The "Ocean 100," a small group of companies, make most of the money from the ocean economy, researchers report. That has implications for climate change.
Feb. 16, 2021 • ~6 min
Human-created noise can disrupt the behavior, physiology, reproduction, and ecosystems of whales and other ocean life. It can even lead to death.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
A neurotoxin called domoic acid found in the crabs and clams raises the risk of fatal heart disease for southern sea otters, already a threatened species.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~6 min
Large fish will find it particularly difficult to extract oxygen from warming oceans, researchers report.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~3 min
A new theory solves a problem with Charles Darwin's idea of early life evolving in "warm little ponds" despite the world being covered in oceans.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~4 min
A new method works like a blood test to identify heat-stressed corals that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~4 min
When food becomes scarce, sea anemones turn to their Plan B: Relying on their symbiotic relationship with algae under their skin.
Dec. 31, 2020 • ~5 min
"Understanding how some corals can survive prolonged heatwaves could provide an opportunity to mitigate the impact of marine heatwaves on coral reefs..."
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~5 min