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A virus from the measles family is spreading because of melting ice. It kills seals and otters by the thousands.
Phocine distemper virus has killed thousands of Atlantic seals. New ocean water passageways likely allowed the virus to spread to the Pacific.
A floating plastic island in the San Francisco Bay may offer a new way to protect coasts from floods. It could even house people inside.
As marine animals attach to the island, the structure could also help calm the ocean's current, which could protect the coast from flooding.
Scientists reproduced Atlantic coral in a laboratory for the first time. Aquarium-grown coral could save America’s ‘Great Barrier Reef....
Techniques perfected on Pacific coral could help repopulate Atlantic coral reefs, too. Here's what the successful efforts look like.
Tiny pellets called ‘nurdles’ are leeching into the ocean. A new Shell plant could produce 80 trillion of them a year.
Nurdles from a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh can be used to make virgin-plastic items like phone cases or food packaging.
As our planet and its oceans warm, coral reefs worldwide are experiencing bleaching — when the corals expel their food source and turn ghostly white.
Scientists have created magnetic coils thinner than a human hair that could break down plastic in the ocean
There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean. A new type of experimental nanotech could help break down microplastics.
A human-sized jellyfish with frilly tentacles has been caught on camera — the largest researchers had ever encountered
Divers swimming in the English Channel near Cornwall came face-to-face with a barrel jellyfish about their own size.
A newly discovered species of African fish with gleaming purple scales has been named after Wakanda, the fictional home of Marvel’s Black Panthe...
Divers in Tanzania found a new species of colorful tropical fish. They named it after Wakanda and vibranium, the metal in the Black Panther's suit.
An elusive giant squid that inspired the ‘kraken’ sea monster legend has been spotted in US waters for the first time
Giant squids are elusive animals that inhabit the deep ocean worldwide. Scientists are rarely able to capture them on camera. Now they have.
These 15 ocean species have already gone extinct. A dozen others will probably disappear in our lifetime.
Over the past 500 years, 15 ocean species have gone extinct. About 70 other species are currently vulnerable and could disappear in our lifetime.