Earth's ancient seas were starved for sulfate - a key nutrient - researchers realized, with levels measuring 80 times lower than previously thought, according to a new study.
Researchers have somehow managed to replicate the natural ebb and flow of the tide with a few tools from their local home improvement shop.
Everyone tends to get a strange idea in their head from time to time, wondering about the oddest of things. That's likely what happened when a pair of researchers from Simon Fraser University (SFU) found themselves wondering how long it takes for a human body to decompose in the ocean. However, these wonderers had the means to find out, so they did.
Most concerns about climate change stem from the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but ocean circulation plays just as important a part as air, new research says.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently donated a total of two million dollars to the ocean conservation group known as Oceans 5. But this is no isolated donation, the renowned celebrity is also a well-respected environmental advocate, and has made numerous donations and earned significant accolades over the years.
A leaky oil rig may be absolutely terrible for our ocean's ecosystems, but what about one that's functioning perfectly? A recent study has determined that large oil or gas platforms off the California coast are actually serving as ideal bases for highly productive marine habitats, boasting a stunning amount of healthy aquatic life.
Certain methane-munching microbes have hit rock bottom, literally, living in rocks on the bottom of the ocean floor and soaking up large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas, according to new research.
One of the most intense daily migrations occurs not across land or sea, but vertical to it. Countless small animals travel between the ocean's surface to the lightless depths of the deep sea each day. However, researchers have never investigated how this unusual migration impacts our oceans, until now.
Earth's deep ocean must be shivering, because this dark abyss hasn't warmed since 2005, according to new NASA research.
A new map of the ocean floor has revealed secrets of the unexplored sea, specifically thousands of uncharted mountains that lend clues to the formation of Earth's continents, according to new research.
A new scientific study has revealed that humans are a lot better off, as pesticides are becoming both safer and increasingly restricted. However, the same work has found that pesticides in rivers and streams are a growing threat to aquatic life.
Researchers believe they have successfully mapped every known species that lives the Antarctic ocean, creating an atlas that they hope will make the effects of climate change in the region easier to track.
Many conservationists will always say that there is no such thing as "enough" species protection. However, new research has revealed just how the current level of marine life protection isn't even adequate enough to allow threatened ecosystems to recover.
As of Wednesday, Aug. 6, Adam Walker became the first Brit to successfully complete the seven hardest and most dangerous ocean swims in the world, encountering all sorts of marine life and battling sickness along the way.
Experts have found that certain parts of the ocean may be more resistant to the adverse effects of oil spills than was previously thought. That's largely thanks to some naturally present oil eating-bacteria that inhabit certain bodies of water, such as the Gulf of Mexico. However, these organisms may be missing some key toxins, leaving humans to clean up a near-invisible mess.