University of Santa Barbara researchers reviewed the past, present and future of marine animal life in a new study titled „Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean". Consortium of scientists, found that the same patterns that led to the collapse o
After a six-year study of conditions across the globe, team of international researchers came upon shocking results that the world's ocean are laden with a minimum estimate of 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268 940 tons. Larger plastic debris around
The ocean is the most prominent feature on Earth, and of immeasurable importance to life on the planet. But what would it look like if all of the water was drained out of it?
Though ships have mapped only a small portion of the ocean floor, satellites are used
Hurricanes have marked effects not just on land, but also on coastal waters. Their high winds mix ocean water, bringing nutrients to the surface at a time when warm summer waters are often nutrient-depleted. The nutrients spur algae to grow, creating large blooms of
More than 100 pilot whales are dead after a stranding on Stewart Island.A pod of 107 whales was found beached at Mason Bay on the island by two tourists on Saturday. The pair, who had tramped into Mason Bay hut on the west coast of the island on Saturday, found the
Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the underlying hot spots of molten rock that lead to their formation have moved over time.Geoscientists have just completed an
The vast majority of the biological production in the world's oceans occurs within sunlit surface waters – the so-called photic zone. Through the process of photosynthesis, tiny marine plants called phytoplankton use the energy of sunlight to build the carbon-rich