The neuston is a floating ocean ecosystem, and our plastic cleanup push could threaten it
February 6, 2019, 2:18 p.m. by Starre Vartan
This unique moving world is critical for many seagoing species.
Why NASA is studying an island that didn't exist until 4 years ago
February 6, 2019, 10:15 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The extremely rare South Pacific island is one of 3 new islands to form in the last 150 years.
The weird and beautiful life hiding in Antarctica's frigid depths
February 5, 2019, 11:24 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Researchers are quickly scrambling to catalog these unique species before climate change impacts their icy habitats.
Starfish make remarkable comeback in California years after deadly disease outbreak
January 31, 2019, 10:20 a.m. by John Platt
The disease caused starfish to lose their limbs, dissolve and die.
Take an underwater journey with these 15 award-winning images
January 23, 2019, 1:08 p.m. by Jacqueline Gulledge
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition showcases the best underwater images from around the world.
Divers come face-to-face with giant great white shark in thrilling video
January 22, 2019, 9:19 a.m. by Ben Bolton
Researchers call the 20-foot female shark 'Deep Blue.'
This grandmother spent 2018 cleaning up British beaches — and she's not done
January 21, 2019, 11:33 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Pat Smith successfully completed a New Year's resolution to visit and help clean 52 beaches in 2018.
Killer whale calf's birth is a ray of hope for endangered Puget Sound group
January 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
It's the first birth spotted so far this season.
Mystery of why the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is getting colder might finally be solved
January 4, 2019, 9:47 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
It's the perfect example of how Earth's systems operate on long timescales.
Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth's history
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