Reefs and marine life stand being destroyed by China's effort to build islands to boost their political power.
Sponges are using toxins, mucus, shading and smothering to kill and then take over coral colonies in areas that have been over-fished, finds a new study.
A tenfold increase in protected coral species was announced Aug. 27, with 20 new corals added to the threatened species list.
A visualization by NOAA drives home the amount of damage that humans are doing to the world's oceans. Continue reading →
An Australian agency approves dumping as much as 3 million cubic meters of dredge waste in park waters.
Ecologists relocated fertile crayweed from surrounding coastal areas to two barren reefs to provide food and shelter for undersea creatures.
Oil companies and environmental groups agree that leaving scuttled rigs on the ocean floor creates a rich environment for endangered marine species.
Every corner of the world's oceans — from pole to pole and sea surface to seafloor — will undergo changes associated with global climate change.
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