Millions of tons of microplastics wind up in the world's oceans, threatening various marine life. A recent study, however, sheds light on how the tiny plastic particles are impacting Pacific oysters and their reproductive success.
While the Gulf of Mexico's oyster industry was hard-hit by Katrina and Deepwater Horizon, oyster restoration projects are busy around the country. How can you contribute? Bring in oyster shells, or let kids help raise young oysters in schools.
Toxins from algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay may affect human and marine species' health.
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.