The temperatures of the deep ocean may be warming at a slower pace, but a new study suggests that climate change will have a stronger impact on life in the deep sea.
Exposure to microplastics affects the shell selection behavior of hermit crabs, indicating that pollution could be affecting cognition.
The pandemic offers a temporary reprieve from the clamour of ocean noise, which can affect how whales and other species communicate, navigate and feed.
Marine life researchers in Florida say that coronavirus restrictions keeping humans and harmful waste off beaches are having a beneficial effect on the numbers of endangered leatherback sea turtles in the state.
Brightening clouds with salt crystals and deploying slicks of coral larvae to try and limit the impacts of global heating on the Great Barrier Reef are among more than 40 concepts being backed by the Australian government in an ambitious $150m research and development program.
Single-use face masks are washing up on Hong Kong beaches, threatening marine life and raising questions about hygienic disposal of the masks, says a Saanich researcher in marine plastic pollution.
Man-made noise is a danger to marine fauna and the conservation of endangered species, including marine mammals. Researchers are trying to learn more about this form of noise pollution and its effects on wildlife in order to recommend solutions and improve regulations surrounding the issue.
Mass bleaching seen along Great Barrier Reef could mark start of global-scale event, expert warns.
Palau's much-touted marine sanctuary has backfired, with the fishing ban leading to an increased consumption of the reef fish in the western Pacific country – such as grouper, snapper and parrotfish – that the marine sanctuary promised to protect.
Unlike the vast majority of fish species, this North American bony fish is a vegetarian, which means it can be farmed more sustainably, say scientists. And it tastes good!
When humpback whales began to appear in large numbers off the California coast in 2015 and 2016, people celebrated the comeback of the whales after a near-miss with extinction.
Harmful levels of long-banned chemicals, including the pesticide DDT, have been found in the tissues of two vulnerable dolphin species swimming in waters flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.
The Pacific Ocean is becoming so acidic it is starting to dissolve the shells of a key species of crab, according to a new US study.
Our current crisis reaffirms the importance of weighing the health benefits of eating fish against chemical exposure risks.