Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
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.
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies

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.

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.

ocean warming
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish FasterWarming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish FasterWarming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2019
As sea temperatures rise, mammals and birds may lose their edge over the cold-blooded species they eat, as well as the sharks that hunt them.
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.
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Catherine Offord | May 28, 2018
The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move
Catherine Offord | May 16, 2018
A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.
Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?
Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 19, 2018
Climate change is bleaching sea anemones, and it’s stressing out the clownfish that live in them.
Report Confirms Widespread Great Barrier Reef Bleaching
Report Confirms Widespread Great Barrier Reef Bleaching
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2017
Aerial survey results reveal severe coral bleaching across much of the massive reef system.
Study: Warming Waters Cause Deadly Bleaching in Great Barrier Reef
Study: Warming Waters Cause Deadly Bleaching in Great Barrier Reef
Diana Kwon | Mar 16, 2017
Once again, climate change is killing off masses of coral in Australia’s expansive reef system.
The Earth's Changing Seas
The Earth's Changing Seas
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2016
Marine pathogens flourish in oceans that are warmer and more acidic.