Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides

The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.

The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.

ocean pollution
Life Scientists Cut Down on Plastic WasteLife Scientists Cut Down on Plastic Waste
Life Scientists Cut Down on Plastic Waste
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 1, 2018
Across the US, laboratories are finding creative ways to minimize the amount of plastic they throw away.  
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.
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Deepwater Coral Reefs Unlikely to Welcome Shallow-Water Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 20, 2018
Historically thought to be a refuge for coral growing in the shallows, coral reefs from oceanic depths face similar threats, finds a new study.
What's a Good Consumer To Do?
What's a Good Consumer To Do?
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2018
In a world beset by climate change, marine pollution, and dwindling natural resources, a member of the mushrooming human population pauses to consider his role.
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
The Scientist Staff | Oct 30, 2017
New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.
Plastic Pollutants Pervade Water and Land
Plastic Pollutants Pervade Water and Land
Ee Ling Ng | Jun 1, 2017
Contamination of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by microplastics is putting individual organisms at risk.
Infographic: Plastic Pollution
Infographic: Plastic Pollution
Ee Ling Ng | May 31, 2017
Both macroplastic items, such as bags, bottles, and other packaging, and products containing micro- and nanoplastic particles—from cosmetics to paints—contaminate the Earth’s ecosystems.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 22, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
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.