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Image of the Day
Life Reemerged Just Years After Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2018
Nutrient-rich water helped marine organisms reinhabit Chicxulub crater relatively quickly after the mass-extinction event.
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
Staff | May 10, 2018
Each year, bioluminescent microorganisms create striking displays on the beaches of San Diego.
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | May 7, 2018
If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.
Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef
Ashley Yeager | Apr 18, 2018
Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.
Ocean Sunfish Could Offer Clues to the “Rise of Slime”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2018
A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and
may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Ashley Yeager | Mar 27, 2018
Trained spotters haven’t seen any newborns, suggesting trouble for the animal’s overall survival.
Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling
Staff | Feb 21, 2018
The baby cephalopod looks and behaves like an adult from the moment it emerges from the egg.
Image of the Day: Caught Red-Handed
Staff | Jan 26, 2018
Divers come upon a new population of red handfish near Tasmania.
NOAA: Common Pesticides Threaten Endangered Salmon, Other Marine Life
Shawna Williams | Jan 16, 2018
Organophosphates jeopardize dozens of species, a federal review finds.
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are
’s favorite images from 2017.