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 →
Sea squirts look like sponges or plants, but they're marine invertebrates, and some -- especially those that are bioluminous -- can be a stunning underwater find.
A mysterious disease that is turning sea stars to goo has taken off along the Oregon coast, with up to half or more of the creatures being infected in just the last few weeks.
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