While parcels of ocean have recently been preserved, researchers from Oregon State University say that the proportion of marine preservation is still far behind that for land. They've laid out reasons why it's much cheaper to act now.
Images captured from the Cassini Mission spacecraft have been used to confirm that a global ocean thrives beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon, Enceladus.
Researchers recently discovered that some phytoplankton species cause ice formation in clouds over arctic or remote oceans. The organic waste from this ocean plant life is ejected into the atmosphere via sea spray from breaking waves.
New research reveals the percentage of plastic inside the average seabird.
For a change, researches examined beach sand instead of beach water and found a surprising amount of pathogens that endanger beach goers. Here's what regulartors should be doing in light of these findings.
New data from the Geological Society of America explains that shorelines along the Pacific Coast and northern Mexico aren't uplifting quite as fast as we previously thought.
In the first unified effort to move against wildlife trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance has formed and plans to meet in the fall. Who will be its members?
For three years beginning in August, 400 underwater video locations all over the globe will record valuable information on sharks, rays and skates and their relationship to reefs.
Coral reefs have been the subject of much research given the ongoing threats they are dealing with related to climate change. Ocean acidification, for one, is wreaking havoc on these delicate ecosystems, but a remarkable new study says that coral reefs in Palau may be able to defy the odds.
Scientists have long wondered how our Blue Planet came to be covered by 70 percent water. Now a new study offers fresh evidence for how water reached Earth, finding that asteroids and comets are likely rich in water.
It is well known that plastic pollution is riddling our oceans and threatening various marine life, so now scientists are using drones to map out this debris and better understand how to deal with the problem.
Experts are well aware that many of our oceans are running out of oxygen. Sometimes it's a consequence of pollution. Other times we can blame climate change, both man- and nature-driven. However, what is certain is that it's not good for us or the fish and crustaceans that many industries have learned to rely on. Now researchers believe they have found a way to put the oxygen back where it is needed.
After researchers just announced that our oceans are riddled with eight million metric tons of plastic, a new comprehensive study found that nearly 700 marine species encounter and are threatened by such debris on a daily basis.
New maps created by scientists show just how acidic Earth's oceans are, highlighting the need to deal with the global greenhouse gas problem, according to new research.