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.
Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.
Only 2012 had less sea ice coverage, scientists say, as climate change takes its toll in the region.
A new study suggests that the ocean’s strangest-looking headgear is difficult to tote around.
A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.
Climate forecasters said the pattern would affect weather across the globe.
A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.
Mapping currents in the Southern Ocean is vital to monitoring climate change, but hard to conduct. So scientists turned to seals for help.
The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.
Ever wonder how underwater creatures make light? Or what a Carolina leaf-roller eats? Our list of apps, podcasts and websites will help you figure out what’s going on in the great outdoors.
Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.
I kept seeing people in Sydney carry spearguns to and from the ocean. To understand why, I held my breath and dived in.
Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.
Rescued from their cold, cramped and nutrient-poor homes, the bacteria awoke in the lab and grew.
There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of such holes on the ocean floor. Scientists are planning a mission to the one they call the “Green Banana.”
By Friday afternoon, Tropical Storm Gonzalo had weakened while Tropical Storm Hanna had strengthened, a meteorologist said. Douglas, in the Pacific Ocean, remained a Category 3 hurricane.
A rusting vessel used for years to store oil off Yemen’s coast poses what the United Nations has called a dire and entirely preventable threat of ecological catastrophe.
“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.
Wildfires are spreading. The mosquitoes are ravenous. People are shielding their windows from the midnight sun with foil and blankets.
The mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien dove to the Challenger Deep, seven miles below the surface of the sea.
A diesel fuel spill in Russia’s far north has released about half as much petroleum into the environment as the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska. The fuel is flowing toward the Arctic Ocean.
The astronaut Kathy Sullivan, 68, is now also the first woman to reach the Challenger Deep, about seven miles below the ocean’s surface.
Most of our planet is covered by water. Here’s what going on in that vast part of the planet as global temperatures climb.
With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine-comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.
Warming waters attributed to climate change help fill people’s pockets and dinner plates.
The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing windmills to be pushed into deeper water.
He swam the world’s oceans, identified hundreds of new fish species and named 834 of them.
A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opposes the operation to salvage the Marconi device and contends that the wreckage should not be disturbed.
How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.
They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.
They are resilient and immunologically cunning in ways we’re continuing to discover.
Scientists found a “cliff edge” instead of the slippery slope they expected.
The last that researchers heard from Katharine via her transmitter was nearly a year ago, leaving her fate a mystery. Recently, though, there came some weak pings.
Immersion, even just thinking about it, is the balm we need right now.
Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.