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Seismic Surveys Kill Plankton

Marine seismic surveys could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality in zooplankton, new research from Australia has shown.<p>Scientists from …

The Daily Catch

<i>Photo: Yanguang Lan/Unsplash</i><p>The Turnbull government will allocate $500m to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. The …

EU Decision-Makers Draw a Line Under Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling

<b>BRUSSELS</b>—Conservation organisations are welcoming the agreement reached on 30 June by the European Parliament, Council of Ministers, and European …

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found in asteroid debris

New research strongly suggests that water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it …

Distinct Rise in Global Ocean Temperatures Detected

A global network of profiling floats that provides scientists the most accurate means of observing energy accumulation in the climate system has …

Is the pause in global warming blowing out?

Scientists fear that a natural phenomenon that has tamped down global surface temperatures for the last decade and a half may now be about to accelerate their rise, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>Could the slowdown in <b>global warming</b> be coming to an end? Some scientists think it may be – and not just because …

Great Barrier Reef will be 'slaughtered': scientists dismiss Julie Bishop's claim reef not at risk

While Ms Bishop and other Coalition leaders have criticised the US President's intervention, leading scientists have come to his support.<p>Mr Obama was …

Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time

More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new research has found.<p>Data collected by scientists from the US, France, Chile, Australia and New Zealand suggests a minimum of …

Sylvia Earle: Stop Strip-Mining the Ocean, or We'll Pay the Price

AUSTIN, Texas—Much of the debate over saving the ocean and its myriad creatures revolves around finding the right balance between exploitation and …

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week for Climate Change News

A pile of studies this week underscored the growing consequences of climate change.<p>A pile of scientific studies landed this week that underscored the growing dangers of climate change, as well as the mounting consequences already detectable today.<p>In the journal Nature Communications, researchers …

Sea plankton found outside International Space Station

It's not quite extraterrestrial life, but scientists have discovered sea plankton growing in space.<p>Russian space officials have confirmed traces of …

Should pregnant women eat zero tuna?

Octopus Broods Its Eggs For 4.5 Years, Longest For Any Animal

This is commitment.<p>In April 2007, Bruce Robison and colleagues happened upon a deep-sea octopus more than 4,500 feet below the sea off California. When they came back about a month later it was guarding a clutch of eggs that appeared quite new and small. So Robison, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium …

Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces?

There is love. And then there's albatross love.<p>In his new book, The Thing With Feathers, Noah Strycker says albatrosses have a knack for coupling. "These globe trotters, who mate for life and are incredibly faithful to their partners, just might have the most intense love affairs of any animal on …

Rohingyas Crowd IDP Camps In Sittwe After Sectarian Violence

SITTWE, MYANMAR - NOVEMBER 23: A Rohingya man takes a bucket shower at a IDP camp after sunset November 23, 2012 on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar. …

These submarine drones will predict the weather months in advance

In the next decade, US Navy scientists will be able to predict the weather as far as 90 days into the future with the help of mathematical models, satellites, and submarine drones.<p>The mathematical models are the most important element in the ocean and weather prediction cocktail. But making those …

Shark fin soup 'increases Alzheimer's risk'

Eating shark fin soup could increase the likelihood of developing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, a study has found.

Use of ‘fish aggregating devices’ could be unsustainable

Scientists are beginning to assess impact on fisheries.<p>Across the world’s oceans float thousands of rafts, placed there by fishermen to try and …

Conservation

Climate prediction tools show role of oceans in Amazon drought

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>In the past 10 years, rising sea surface …

Deep sea creatures 'will not escape climate change'

Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says.<p>The study, by an international research team from the UK, Canada, Australia and France, is the first to quantify future losses in deep-sea marine life, using …

The Top Five Ocean Stories of 2013

Although we landlubbers may not realize it, it's been a big year for the ocean and the people who study it.<p>Researchers reported on how animals can …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

In the Home of the Blizzard with the AAE

Blizzard

Deep-sea Corals Reveal Shift in Pacific Ocean Ecosystem Dating Back 150 Years

(Click to enlarge) By dissecting deep-sea corals capable of living for thousands of years, scientists were able to trace a massive shift in the open …