When looking for a place to settle down, young corals and fish use chemical cues to sniff out bad neighborhoods littered with seaweed.
Four years after a BP oil rig exploded and flooded the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated 170 million gallons of oil, scientists have discovered further evidence of coral communities affected by this environmental disaster.
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the ocean, slowly being destroyed. What are these colorful undersea vistas and why does it matter if they live or die? Trace offers some answers.
We can't see them in the water, but tiny organisms -- many of which are invisible to the unaided human eye -- make up 98 percent of the oceans' biomass and cause most of the biological activity there.
As NOAA's '30 Days of the Ocean' draw to a close this weekend, we take a look at some of its wonderful underwater camera work.
Sea Turtle Week is June 16-20, but hey you already knew that. Check out these amazing wide-ranging swimmers.
An expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument would protect one of the few large unspoiled sections of ocean waters on the planet. Continue reading →
Runaway icebergs are bashing into Antarctica's shores, leading to dramatic population losses of the tough species trying to exist in the region. Continue reading →
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