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Eelpout fish and bone-eating worms devour the remains of a baleen whale in Monterey Bay, California, October 16, 2019.

Deep in California’s Monterey Bay, scientists captured an underwater ‘bonanza’ as octopuses, fish, and worms feasted on a dead whale...

During an unmanned dive in Monterey Bay, California, marine researchers filmed fish and worms munching on a whale carcass.
Seagulls search for food near a sewage-discharge area next to piles of plastic bottles on the coast near Beirut, Lebanon, on July 19, 2018.

New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit

Up to 14 million tons of plastic enters the ocean annually. A study shows that dumping from ships may be the source of a lot of that pollution.
A large school of Banana fusilier fish swims over the colorful field of soft corals in the Hin Khao reef near Satun, Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

Eating more seafood could help us slow the planet’s warming — part of a handful of climate solutions the ocean offers

A UN report found that oceans are warming and sea levels rising due to climate change. Solutions to this trend could come from the water itself.
The ship, Arctic Sunrise, surrounded by ice floes in the ocean near Svalbard, Norway.

Melting ice is slowing down the Atlantic ocean’s circulation system. Yes, that’s similar to what happens in ‘The Day After Tomorrow....

A new UN report found global oceans could rise 3 feet by 2100 due in part to melting ice. That melt could also slow the Atlantic ocean current system.
The ship Arctic Sunrise surrounded by ice floes in the ocean near Svalbard, Norway.

Sea levels are projected to rise 3 feet within 80 years, according to a new UN report. Hundreds of millions of people could be displaced.

By the end of the century, global sea levels may be 3 feet higher due to melting ice sheets, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports.
Boyan Slat stands in front of his massive cleanup device on launch day in September 2018.

The massive plastic-cleaning device a 25-year-old invented is finally catching some trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take a look at its journ...

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool was re-deployed in the Pacific Ocean in June. The first version spilled the plastic it had collected.
Staff biologist Emily Williams cleans an aquarium full of Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindricus) a few days before the animals would successfully spawn in an aquarium for the first time at a Florida Aquarium facility in Apollo Beach, Florida, August 14, 2019.

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.
A giant squid was caught on camera in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.
Visitors look at jellyfish during a media preview for the Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa aquarium's re-opening in Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 2015.

12 incredible facts about jellyfish

Thousands of jellyfish have been launched into space for experiments. The creatures are thought to pre-date dinosaurs by millions of years.
Fish swim near a plastic fork and a bottle at the Samandag Cevlik Akcay diving site off the coast of Samandag, Turkey on December 6, 2018.

More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea crea...

An exploration of the sea floor in Monterey Bay revealed that the highest amount of microplastics accumulates 2,000 feet below the surface.