The Scientist

» ocean health

Most Recent

image: Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies

Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies

By Diana Kwon | April 26, 2018

The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.

0 Comments

image: Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

By Ashley Yeager | April 18, 2018

Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Plastic Feast

Image of the Day: Plastic Feast

By The Scientist Staff | October 30, 2017

New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.

1 Comment

image: Lubchenco on Conservation

Lubchenco on Conservation

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Former NOAA administrator and environmental scientist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.

2 Comments

Once again, climate change is killing off masses of coral in Australia’s expansive reef system.

0 Comments

image: Ocean Viruses Cataloged

Ocean Viruses Cataloged

By Jef Akst | September 21, 2016

An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments. 

0 Comments

image: Changing Oceans Breed Disease

Changing Oceans Breed Disease

By Christie Wilcox | July 1, 2016

In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.

0 Comments

image: Identifying Resilient Reefs

Identifying Resilient Reefs

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.

0 Comments

image: Ocean Sentinels

Ocean Sentinels

By Elizabeth Fiedler | October 1, 2015

Researchers are struggling to understand shifts in the migratory patterns of penguins in the Southwest Atlantic.

0 Comments

image: An Ocean of Plastic

An Ocean of Plastic

By Jef Akst | December 15, 2014

A new study surveys the extent of the plastic problem in the world’s oceans, estimating more than 5 trillion pieces weighing nearly 250,000 tons.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
  2. Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
  3. Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable
  4. Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer