Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

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Soft Robotics Find a Place in the OceanSoft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Just 13 Percent of Ocean Is Wilderness: Study
Just 13 Percent of Ocean Is Wilderness: Study
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2018
An analysis of 15 types of stressors finds humans are heavily affecting most sea areas.
Sinking Carbon
Sinking Carbon
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
With samples taken from the crust of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, researchers have discovered where some of the oceans’ dissolved organic carbon winds up.
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Ashley Yeager | Jul 1, 2018
The Challenger expedition's data on ocean temperatures and currents, seawater chemistry, life in the deep sea, and the geology of the seafloor spurred the rise of modern oceanography.
Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover
Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2018
As the only woman who has piloted the deep-ocean research submersible Alvin, Van Dover is among the few researchers to have explored hydrothermal vents firsthand.
Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2018
Researchers devise more-realistic means of forecasting the effects of climate change on complex marine ecosystems.
Infographic: Ocean Mesocosms
Infographic: Ocean Mesocosms
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2018
How one research team studies the effects of ocean conditions on marine life
Lantern in the DarkLantern in the Dark
Lantern in the Dark
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
Lanternfish evolution provides unique insights into how deep-sea species might respond to commercial fishing.
Image of the Day: Distress Signal
Image of the Day: Distress Signal
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 13, 2018
Dolphins and pilot whales can tell which orcas are coming for them by listening to their calls.