Like a scene out of "Jaws," a great white shark may be lurking near the shores of Washington State, reports indicated Tuesday.
It's no secret that ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on the corals, sea stars, sharks and others that live beneath the waves. But now new research shows that this phenomenon is hitting closer to home and threatening US coastal communities, too.
Warm Atlantic Ocean waters are causing sea ice to melt in the Arctic, further contributing to the disappearance of this land mass, according to new research.
About 16,000 years ago, the deep ocean released so much carbon dioxide that it may have ended the last Ice Age, according to a new study.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were absolute tragedies, taking the lives of nearly 3,000 innocents that day. However, recent research has revealed that there was a silver lining to that incredibly dark storm cloud. Whales around American waters were reportedly far less stressed after the attacks, and now researchers are explaining why.
Underwater volcanoes are normally gentle giants, but their frequent flare-ups could affect climate change, according to new research.
Overfishing, pollution, habitat loss and climate change are all factors that are threatening marine life, raising their risk of extinction by 20 to 25 percent, according to new research.
The US Navy is seeking permits to deploy sonar-emitting devices off the Pacific Coast, and this is raising concerns among conservationists that it could threaten marine life, according to reports.
A recent study of the ancient seafloor has revealed some surprising and worrying facts about our oceans' past. Tens-of-thousands of years ago, our oceans suffered from severe oxygen loss just as massive ice sheets started to melt. Now, with sea ice and glaciers fast retreating in the wake of climate change, experts are worried about another instance of mass deoxygenation.
An underwater forest, dating back 10,000 years, was recently discovered off the Norfolk Coast, shedding some light on this prehistoric environment.
Elephant seals, when they aren't basking in the sun or breeding on beaches, like to go the distance, traveling farther than previously thought when they are in the water, according to new research.
Researchers didn't know it until now, but two miles under the sea lies a new sulfate-breathing species, revealing just how little we really know about the ocean, new research shows.
Scientists have long wondered how our planet came to be covered 70 percent by ocean, and now a new study has found that Earth may have made its own water from within.
Scientists have found the fossil of an ancient balloon-shaped animal in China, which they hope can shed some light on Earth's early sea life, according to new research.