Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
The unusual cephalopod was spotted on a recent underwater research expedition.
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid

The unusual cephalopod was spotted on a recent underwater research expedition.

The unusual cephalopod was spotted on a recent underwater research expedition.

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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.
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 26, 2019
Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.
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.