Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans

Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.

Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.

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Image of the Day: Not What You Think
Image of the Day: Not What You Think
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 4, 2019
Newly discovered and rather phallic-looking clams dwell at the bottom of the ocean and are some of only a few animals known to eat wood.  

GPS-Tagged Seabirds Track the Tides
GPS-Tagged Seabirds Track the Tides
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2019
Birds drifting on the surface of the sea could provide valuable data for oceanographers.
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 19, 2019
The Columbia University geochemist is credited with popularizing the term “climate change” and his research shaped the modern understanding of water circulation in the ocean.
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2019
The marine scientist was renowned for his passion for exploring waves, marine life, and the way Earth’s largest bodies of water affect the planet’s climate.
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 12, 2019
Sea snakes wait in thirst for “lenses” of freshwater forming on the surface of the ocean after a heavy rain.
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | Feb 5, 2019
Many types of marine plankton are either animal-like or plant-like. But a huge number are both, and they are upending ideas about ocean ecology.
Image of the Day: What We’ve Dumped
Image of the Day: What We’ve Dumped
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019
Researchers collected trash that washed up at Gulf Coast shoreline sites over two years. Most of it was plastic.
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction
Abby Olena | Dec 6, 2018
Simulations of Earth’s climate 252 million years ago reveal that the same symptoms of modern climate change likely account for the time period’s extensive loss of marine life.
Image of the Day: Landscaping
Image of the Day: Landscaping
Shawna Williams | Oct 15, 2018
Hurricane Florence reshaped the shoreline near Beaufort, North Carolina.