How Interconnected Is Life in the Ocean?
How Interconnected Is Life in the Ocean?
To help create better conservation and management plans, researchers are measuring how marine organisms move between habitats and populations.
How Interconnected Is Life in the Ocean?
How Interconnected Is Life in the Ocean?

To help create better conservation and management plans, researchers are measuring how marine organisms move between habitats and populations.

To help create better conservation and management plans, researchers are measuring how marine organisms move between habitats and populations.

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Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s
Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2019
Most know Rachel Carson for her work on the dangers of chemical pollutants, but the writer’s earlier prose took readers on a tour of a mysterious underwater world.
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
Understanding the dinoflagellates that regularly wreak havoc on marine and nearshore ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico could help researchers mitigate the damage they cause.
Image of the Day: Sea Cucumber Hormone Therapy
Image of the Day: Sea Cucumber Hormone Therapy
Emily Makowski | Oct 28, 2019
Researchers will inject a relaxin-like hormone into sea cucumbers to boost the animals’ numbers.
Image of the Day: Coral Disease
Image of the Day: Coral Disease
Emily Makowski | Oct 7, 2019
A mysterious illness is causing tissue loss in many species.
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The unusual cephalopod was spotted on a recent underwater research expedition.
Image of the Day: Synchronous Spawning
Image of the Day: Synchronous Spawning
Emily Makowski | Sep 9, 2019
Groups of corals release all of their eggs and sperm once a year, but the timing of their spawning is under threat from climate change.
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Abby Olena | Aug 8, 2019
Microbes that dwell in nutrient-poor waters use a photopigment called retinal to harvest energy from sunshine at levels at least equal to those stored by chlorophyll-based systems.
Attack of the Seaweed
Attack of the Seaweed
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 6, 2019
Sargassum is piling up on Caribbean beaches, smothering nearshore ecosystems, driving off tourists, and compelling researchers to figure out why it’s suddenly so abundant.
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Kerry Grens | Jul 15, 2019
Scientists are pretty sure they know where the seaweed is coming from. Now they want to know why it’s here.