For the first time in decades, the Eastern Seaboard is being offered up as a site for offshore oil exploration, as the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor, The Associated Press (AP) reported.
Changing climate conditions impact all sorts of marine life along the West Antarctic Peninsula, from single-celled algae to penguins, sending ripples through the food chain, according to a recent long-term study.
New Jersey environmental officials are seeking a court order Thursday objecting to pending research that will involve blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, possibly killing or harming whales, dolphins and other marine life in the process.
The simpler a marine organism is structured, the better equipped it is for survival during climate change, according to scientists behind a new meta-study.
The world's oceans need saving from overfishing and pollution, a new report says, as this "failed state" is rapidly declining, and an independent panel behind the report announced Tuesday that urgent action is needed within the next five years.
Ocean-side plastic pollution, specifically plastic ingestion, is threatening seabirds according to a study published on Marine Pollution Bulletin.