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International science team: Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change

June 7, 2017

An international team of scientists has concluded that “highly protected” marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of…
Bioinvasion is Jeopardizing Mediterranean Marine Communities

January 24, 2017

Non-indigenous species (NIS) are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources…
Kelp forests globally resilient, but may need local solutions to environmental threats

November 15, 2016

The first global assessment of marine kelp ecosystems shows that these critically-important habitats have exhibited a surprising resilience…
Common Insecticide Identified in Midwestern Streams

October 13, 2016

A common insecticide used in urban and agricultural areas, bifenthrin, is harmful to aquatic ecosystems at levels that…
Marine carbon sinking rates confirm importance of polar oceans

July 26, 2016

About the same amount of atmospheric carbon that goes into creating plants on land goes into the bodies…
Oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate change

July 20, 2016

Sea turtles and whales may be the charismatic critters of the sea, but the true kingpins of the…
El Niño played a key role in Pacific Marine Heatwave, potentially also climate change

July 13, 2016

The Northeast Pacific’s largest marine heatwave on record was at least in part caused by El Niño climate…
Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate

June 1, 2016

The hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and…
Researchers sequence genomes of parasite that is actually a ‘micro jellyfish’

November 17, 2015

It’s a shocking discovery that may redefine how scientists interpret what it means to be an animal. In…
West Australian corals shed light on cause of marine heatwaves

October 26, 2015

An international team of scientists led by The University of Western Australia has analysed coral cores from three…
Bacteria in the world’s oceans produce millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons each year

October 6, 2015

Scientists have calculated that millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons are produced annually by photosynthetic bacteria in the world’s…
Predators protect our planet

September 30, 2015

Marine predators such as sharks should be protected to help mitigate the impacts of climate change according to…
One Giant Leap: ONR Delivers New Research Vessel to Oceanographic Institution

September 25, 2015

Since the end of World War II, the U.S. Navy has provided state-of-the-art research ships to select universities…
Researchers show ocean response to Red Dawn

September 18, 2015

The ‘Red Dawn’ dust storm which enveloped Sydney in 2009 left more than just a huge clean-up bill…
Restoring Ocean Health

September 17, 2015

More than a decade ago, California established marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters around the northern Channel…
Fertilize the ocean, cool the planet?

September 9, 2015

MIT researchers find unintended consequences of an idea to stimulate ocean phytoplankton growth in order to geoengineer a…
A Living Laboratory

August 14, 2015

On May 19, 2015, near Refugio State Beach, thousands of gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline fed…
The unexamined diversity in the ‘Coral Triangle’

October 8, 2014

Research on zoantharians, a group of animals related to corals and anemones, by researchers James Reimer of the University…
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