oceans

Images from inside Hyundai's capsized cargo ship of waterlogged cars and trucks

Images from inside Hyundai's capsized cargo ship of waterlogged cars and trucks

Back in September, a Hyundai Glovis cargo ship capsized off the coast of Georgia. The 665-foot ship, called the Golden Ray, tipped over in St. Simons Sound, Georgia but fortunately every crew member
Bohai Bay: the Chinese region disappearing inch by inch – in pictures

Bohai Bay: the Chinese region disappearing inch by inch – in pictures

Farmland, abandoned seaside resorts and salt fields are slowly being claimed by the rising waters, with 100 million people predicted to be affected in China by 2050All photographs by Sean Gallagher
The dead sea: Tasmania's underwater forests disappearing in our lifetime

The dead sea: Tasmania's underwater forests disappearing in our lifetime

The sea along the Tasmanian east coast is a global heating hotspot -- temperatures there have risen at nearly four times the global average. One man has watched entire sea forests disappear in his
What happens when the oceans heat up?

What happens when the oceans heat up?

As we continue to see impacts from global heating around the world, research in the places first affected becomes increasingly more important. Off the coast of Tasmania the oceans are heating and it’s
‘Environmental DNA’ Lets Scientists Probe Underwater Life

‘Environmental DNA’ Lets Scientists Probe Underwater Life

With the help of a new kind of drone, marine biologists can sequence DNA found in the ocean to reveal what's living in an ecosystem—and what's missing.
Why the warming oceans will get louder

Why the warming oceans will get louder

Every 10 minutes, the relentlessly warming oceans absorb 50 megatons of energy, the amount of energy released when detonating the largest-ever atomic bomb. These warming seas — which soak up over 90
Report: Climate change, pollution could kill up to 90% of coral reefs in next 20 years

Report: Climate change, pollution could kill up to 90% of coral reefs in next 20 years

A deadly combination of climate change and pollution could wipe out 70% to 90% of the world’s coral reefs in the next two decades, according to research presented at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in
Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn

Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn

If ocean temperatures don’t drop in the next two weeks, heat stress could tip reef over into another widespread eventThe Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak
The Atlantic Ocean's 'Conveyor Belt' Stirs Up a Science Fight

The Atlantic Ocean's 'Conveyor Belt' Stirs Up a Science Fight

Researchers are debating the best way to monitor the ocean currents that sweep through the Labrador Sea—and may foretell the planet's climate future.
What four years at sea taught me about our relationship to the ocean

What four years at sea taught me about our relationship to the ocean

Oceans are central to the story of civilisation – so why do so many of us feel disconnected from them?It was on day 11, I think, that I stopped getting out of bed at all. I had already let my hygiene
World leaders urged to 'step back from precipice' of ecological ruin

World leaders urged to 'step back from precipice' of ecological ruin

As governments prepare to negotiate a Paris-style UN agreement on nature, 23 former foreign ministers have issued a call for urgent actionHumanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the
Shipping pollution regulations 'could harm food chain'

Shipping pollution regulations 'could harm food chain'

Use of ‘scrubbers’ to cut air pollution increases pollutants pumped into sea, UN report saysNew shipping pollution regulations introduced earlier this year could harm humans by contaminating fish and
Evolving underwater: Oceans board game review
Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

Scientists describe 20.75C logged at Seymour Island as ‘incredible and abnormal’The Antarctic has registered a temperature of more than 20C (68F) for the first time on record, prompting fears of
Gulls, buckets and masturbation: a lighthouse keeper on The Lighthouse

Gulls, buckets and masturbation: a lighthouse keeper on The Lighthouse

There is a dwindling number of people who have experienced the solitary life out on a rock, protecting shipping. But it was never like Robert Eggers’s bonkers psychodrama, was it?“God, I’m glad I
Watch as Earth loses all of its water in this new video

Watch as Earth loses all of its water in this new video

Earth is covered in water. It's the big blue marble, and oceans dominate its surface... but what if they didn't? What if Earth's oceans were 100, 1,000, or even 10,000 meters lower than they are
'Intelligent drones': albatross fitted with radar detectors to spot illegal fishing

'Intelligent drones': albatross fitted with radar detectors to spot illegal fishing

Scientists design lightweight device to identify suspicious ships and send location back to authoritiesAlbatross cops may soon be taking to the skies over the subantarctic Isles to scan remote parts
Watch this teen's drone footage of a great white shark casually swimming around unwitting people

Watch this teen's drone footage of a great white shark casually swimming around unwitting people

A teen flying his drone on a New South Wales beach noticed what is believed to be a great white shark swimming around unwitting waders. As Sea Life Sydney Aquarium shark expert Rob Townsend points out
Researchers track fishing fleets by putting radar sensors on birds

Researchers track fishing fleets by putting radar sensors on birds

Lots of boats seem to shut off their tracking systems.
Newly discovered sharks that walk are the "youngest" shark species on Earth

Newly discovered sharks that walk are the "youngest" shark species on Earth

Some species of sharks have evolved to literally walk along the ocean floor (no, not on land) using their fins as feet. New research Conservation International’s Mark Erdmann and colleagues determined