Microplastics -- tiny particles formed from the degrading of plastic trash -- are filling the planet's oceans and pose an increasing threat to marine animals. Continue reading →
Ghostly and blue-green, a phytoplankton bloom meanders across the North Sea in new satellite imagery.
Garbage floating in the Indian Ocean gyre is frustrating efforts to find Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Continue reading →
A Brazilian diamond offers clues about large amounts of water beneath the Earth. Continue reading →
Data from the first oceanographic research expedition shows the ocean has been warming since at least 1873. Continue reading →
Deep-sea explorers recently discovered a methane-based ecosystem nearly one mile beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Few of these methane-munching ecosystems have been found along the U.S. Atlantic coast. Continue reading →
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