Oceanography

Corals Keep a Record of Ocean Pollution
Article - Short

Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

The Lunar Sea
Features

The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light.

God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge
Article - Short

Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important shoal.

The Wild West of Deep-Sea Mining
Article - Short

The International Seabed Authority is racing to draft regulations for the nascent deep-sea mining industry.

Hamburg’s Half-Billion-Dollar Bet
Article - Short

The German shipping city will spend US $592-million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

California’s Surf Spots Are Heading for a Wipeout
Article - Short

Rising sea level is transforming the coastline and causing iconic beaches to disappear.

Listen to How Loud the Sea Is
Infographic

Our interactive sound map explores the busy marine soundscape, from kayaks to cruise ships. 

Validating Tall Tales of Rogue Waves
Article - Short

Analyzing more than two million waves gives researchers a better idea of how rogue waves are born.

Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada
Article - Short

Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. 

Global Warming Is Changing How the Ocean Carries Sound
Article - Short

Scientists are using an underwater drone to study a mysterious new sound channel in the Beaufort Sea.

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner
Features

Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer?

Tapping the Freshwater Ocean Under the Sea
Article - Short

Vast stores of fresh water exist deep beneath the seafloor—but who gets to decide how they’re used?

Diving into El Niño’s Past
Article - Short

A 7,000-year temperature record pulled from ancient coral suggests El Niño is getting worse. 

Greenland Ice Melt Could Push Atlantic Circulation to Collapse
Article - Short

New research gives a glimpse of the potential long-term consequences of anthropogenic warming.

Reinforce and Build
Article - Short

The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches.

Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific
Article - Short

The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom.

An Act of Forgiveness Fuels a Fight in the Arctic
Features

Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

During Sandy, Wetlands Averted US $625-Million in Damages
Article - Short

A new analysis confirms the protective role played by wetlands.

Biased Tide Gauges Mean We’ve Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Level Rise
Article - Short

Most historical tide gauges were installed in the northern hemisphere, a legacy that has been skewing scientists’ modern interpretations of sea...

The Unexpected Discovery of Anaphylaxis
Article - Short

How the sting of the Portuguese man-of-war led to one of the most significant medical advances rooted in oceanographic work.

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