5 beautiful coral species on track for endangered listing [Photos]
December 11, 2012, 12:15 p.m. by Catie Leary
NOAA is proposing the addition of 66 coral species into the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. As climate change continues to cause drastic shifts in the Earth's oceanic ecosystems, here are 5 reef-building corals that are facing major threats.
World Bank report warns of 'devastating' effects of climate change
November 19, 2012, 12:37 p.m. by John Platt
The world's poorest regions will experience the worst effects of global warming, according to the report.
Why our seas are collapsing [Infographic]
October 22, 2012, 6:01 p.m.
Our oceans are threatened every day. Here's a look at the biggest problems and what we can do about them.
Oceans could 'sound' like dinosaur-era seas by 2100
October 19, 2012, 2:19 p.m. by LiveScience
The possibility of a shift in ocean soundscapes will influence technologies like sonar.
TerraMar Project launches to celebrate and protect the world's oceans
October 10, 2012, 8:58 a.m. by John Platt
Nonprofit wants to raise awareness about the high seas, the unregulated oceans that belong to the people — not to any specific country.
Ocean acidification helps some species while hurting others
October 1, 2012, 12:33 p.m. by Katharine Gammon, LiveScience
As ocean acidity levels rise, scientists speculate as to which marine species will be able to evolve and survive and which ones will succumb.
Oyster industry struggles to adapt to climate change
August 8, 2012, 10:41 a.m. by John Platt
Ocean acidification has reduced some oyster yields by 80% or more.
Ocean acidification may be fastest in 300 million years
March 1, 2012, 3:28 p.m. by Deborah Zabarenko
The world's oceans are turning acidic even more rapidly than during a monster emission of planet-warming carbon 56 million years ago.
'Our Blue Canoe': Pacific islanders cross the ocean in replicas of ancient vessels
September 9, 2011, 12:08 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
The Kon-Tiki proved it was possible to cross the Pacific on a raft. Now Pacific islanders are building replicas of ancient Polynesian sailing canoes and making the crossing with an environmental mission — to call attention to ocean pollution. A docum