Titanokorys gainesi, turned up in the Canadian Rockies, was among the largest known predators 500 million years ago.
North Atlantic right whales had been making a slow recovery, but ocean changes linked to global warming are pushing down their numbers again, scientists say.
Climate change plays a role in the rapid intensification of storms, and in Ida’s case, other factors worked as well to ramp up winds in a matter of hours.
A new generation of detectors let scientists identify a dozen large episodes of bioluminescence, one a hundred times larger than Manhattan — and that’s the smallest.
On view in Newport, R.I., Melissa McGill’s latest is an ode to nature and a reminder of our debt to it.
Two new books, Edith Widder’s “Below the Edge of Darkness” and Helen Scales’s “The Brilliant Abyss,” explore the darkest reaches and all that glows there.
For six years, the filmmaker Dianne Whelan hiked, biked, paddled, snowshoed and skied from the Atlantic to the Pacific and north to the Arctic. Here’s what she learned along the way.
Family triumph (Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight) and tragedy (the kidnapping “crime of the century”) shaped his early life, but he made his mark in the depths.
Scientists say it’s less like a wobble and more like a slow, predictable cycle. And while the phenomenon will contribute to rising tides caused by climate change, it is just one of many factors.
An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration’s push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.
Analysis of the fossil record shows a mysterious mass extinction that decimated the diversity of sharks in the world’s oceans, and they’ve never fully recovered.
Though the Russian military has little in common with liberal Western politicians or environmental groups like Greenpeace, it is taking ice melt in the Far North seriously.
The iceberg broke off from the edge of the Ronne Ice Shelf into the Weddell Sea this week, researchers said.
He was a torchbearer for the celestial navigation art known as wayfinding, which ancestral Polynesian sailors used to navigate the Pacific Ocean.
The rare form of the element found on the Pacific seabed points to its violent birth in colliding stars.
A new study said that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could reduce sea level rise from melting ice sheets from about 10 inches to about five by 2100.
One researcher said the number of drums laced with the pesticide far exceeded his expectations. “It was hard to wrap my head around the density of targets,” he said.
The government says the plan is the best way to dispose of water used to prevent the ruined nuclear plant’s damaged reactor cores from melting.
Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.
Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.
He was called the father of underwater archaeology, finding treasures in shipwrecks around the world that illuminated ancient history.
Mars once had rivers, lakes and seas. Although the planet is now desert dry, scientists say most of the water is still there, just locked up in rocks.
Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.
On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.
He hungered to paddle across an ocean so vast it seemed infinite. He did it three times, setting records and becoming a national hero in Poland.
Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.
Mars, Shmars; this voyager is looking forward to a submarine ride under the icebergs on Saturn’s strange moon.
The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.
A new simulation offers a different view of how the continents we live on drifted into their current configuration.
A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.
Two major November hurricanes slammed into the same part of Nicaraguan coast, laying waste to the Miskito village of Haulover. Faced with a future of intensifying storms, the residents must now consider whether to abandon their way of life by the ocean and move inland.
The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.
One of nature’s most simple creatures has an elegant approach to propulsion.
Linda Zall is disclosing how she toiled anonymously within the intelligence agency to help scientists intensify their studies of a changing planet.
To conquer the dual, interrelated crises of Covid-19 and climate change we have to start small, and dream big.
If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.
Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.
A new report examines how plastic waste affects marine wildlife.
Massive volcanic eruptions ignited oil and coal deposits in Siberia in the events that led to the Permian-Triassic “Great Dying” event.
In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.
The United States is using more plastic than ever, and waste exported for recycling is often mishandled, according to a new study.
Twenty-four countries and the E.U. have agreed to create three marine parks, which would ban fishing and other industrial activity. But to become a reality, China must also agree.
Over the decades, a mass of flotsam from a freighter accident has inspired scientific discovery, urban legend and, now, an art exhibition commemorating the Great Sneaker Spill of 1990.
Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
New research shows that the quantity of fragments embedded in the sea floor far exceeds the plastic floating on the ocean’s surface.
Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?
The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.
New genetic evidence builds the case that single-celled marine microbes might chow down on viruses.