ocean health
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2016
Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.
Ocean Sentinels
Ocean Sentinels
Elizabeth Fiedler | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers are struggling to understand shifts in the migratory patterns of penguins in the Southwest Atlantic.
An Ocean of Plastic
An Ocean of Plastic
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2014
A new study surveys the extent of the plastic problem in the world’s oceans, estimating more than 5 trillion pieces weighing nearly 250,000 tons.
La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril
La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril
Graciela Flores | Mar 15, 2013
The sculptures of Mara G. Haseltine's new exhibition tell a tale of beautiful oceans ravaged by pollution.
Love Song for an Ailing Planet
Love Song for an Ailing Planet
Graciela Flores | Mar 15, 2013
Artist Mara G. Haseltine unveils her latest exhibition of science-inspired sculpture, a melancholy ode to marine plankton set to the music of Puccini.
Seals Reveal Ocean Secrets
Seals Reveal Ocean Secrets
Dan Cossins | Feb 26, 2013
Oceanographers deployed elephant seals to discover a new source of Antarctic bottom water, cold deep-ocean currents that play a key role in global ocean circulation.
 
Minor Oil Spills Not So Minor
Minor Oil Spills Not So Minor
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2013
Satellite images reveal that small oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico are often larger than reported.
Mapping Coral Reefs
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2012
Google Maps is adding panoramic images of coral reefs to its Street View option, allowing web surfers to better navigate the oceans.
Protecting the World’s Oceans
Jef Akst | Aug 16, 2012
An international group of researchers gives a score to coastal nations for their contribution to ocean health, and identifies main concerns.