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29 04 2021 | 14:05

My Octopus Teacher Oscar Win Raises Profile of Unique African Kelp Forest.

My Octopus Teacher, the heartwarming story about a man's friendship with a common octopus, took home the Oscar for best documentary feature Sunday night. The movie brought international attention to…

27 04 2021 | 10:34

Ocean science and technology critical to restore deteriorating global marine environment, warns latest UN assessment.

21 April, New York -- The world is at risk of losing many of the benefits the ocean provides, warns the latest United Nations assessment on the state of the world’s ocean, which was released today,…

27 04 2021 | 09:48

Climate crisis has shifted the Earth’s axis, study shows.

Massive melting of glaciers has tilted the planet’s rotation, showing the impact of human activities The massive melting of glaciers as a result of global heating has caused marked shifts in the…

23 04 2021 | 10:32

A rare tropical cyclone is approaching one of Africa's most populated cities

(CNN)A rare tropical cyclone is approaching Tanzania and could become the first cyclone to make landfall in the nation in modern records. Tropical Cyclone Jobo, located near Madagascar in the South…

20 04 2021 | 09:31

The ocean is becoming more stable – here’s why that might not be a good thing

If you’ve ever been seasick, “stable” may be the last word you associate with the ocean. But as global temperatures rise, the world’s oceans are technically becoming more stable. When scientists…

20 04 2021 | 08:40

Marine Life Is Fleeing the Equator to Cooler Waters – This Could Trigger a Mass Extinction Event

The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral reefs and large aggregations of tunas, sea turtles, manta rays and whale…

13 04 2021 | 10:22

We can stop thousands of tons of pollution from reaching the ocean — just by changing our laundry habits

It's a small change that can make a very big difference. Every day, some 13,000 tons of microfibers are released into European waters — that’s equivalent to two garbage trucks of small textile…

04 04 2021 | 08:47

Hidden boundaries of lost continent 'Zealandia' revealed in incredible detail

The underwater continent broke off from Gondwana 80 million years ago. A new ocean-mapping expedition is drawing the boundaries of Zealandia, a submerged "lost continent" that hosts New Zealand and…

03 04 2021 | 07:13

Ozone-destroying CFCs could make late-21st-century comeback.

The oceans are ready to give back your 1980s hair spray. The global oceans are gearing up to spray all that 1980s hair spray back in our faces. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the aerosol chemicals that…

03 04 2021 | 07:03

Ocean trawling doesn’t just destroy ecosystems. It also releases massive emissions.

Maybe just... stop doing it? Ocean trawling, a fishing method that involves dragging heavy nets across the seafloor to catch seafood, generates as much carbon as the entire aviation industry, a new…

04 03 2021 | 07:43

Melting Ice Sheets Could Hasten Ocean Current’s Collapse.

The climate crisis could push an important ocean current past a critical tipping point sooner than expected, new research suggests.

03 03 2021 | 10:57

Changes in Atlantic currents may have dire climate implications for the next century.

Without modifying human behaviour we run the risk of violent weather swings and a drastic effect on crops and ocean life.

25 02 2021 | 07:14

A 10-Step Plan to Save Our Seas.

The year 2050 has been predicted by some to be a bleak year for the ocean. Experts say that by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in the sea, or perhaps only plastic left.

18 02 2021 | 10:21

Researchers rethink life in a cold climate after Antarctic find.

Scientists surprised by marine organisms on boulder on sea floor beneath 900 metres of ice shelf. The accidental discovery of marine organisms on a boulder on the sea floor beneath 900 metres (3,…

09 02 2021 | 09:08

The Atlantic Ocean Is Getting Wider, Scientists Think They Know Why.

The Atlantic Ocean is getting wider and, after a uniquely ambitious expedition, scientists finally think they know why. The reason? An upwelling of matter from much deeper below Earth's crust than…

03 02 2021 | 10:10

Extraordinary voyage: on the trail of the trillion-tonne runaway iceberg.

Amid fears of huge damage to marine ecosystems from the giant A68a berg, British researchers are setting sail to assess its impact.

03 02 2021 | 09:19

Scientists Launch ‘Four Steps for Earth’ to Protect Biodiversity.

In 2010, world leaders agreed to 20 targets to protect Earth's biodiversity over the next decade. By 2020, none of them had been met. Now, the question is whether the world can do any better once new…

27 01 2021 | 10:49

Restoring oceans could create 100,000 jobs and give £50bn boost to economy in UK.

Restoring the UK’s seas could put billions of pounds into the economy by 2050 and bring thousands of new jobs, according to a new report by Sky Ocean Rescue and WWF. The Value of Restored UK Seas’…

20 01 2021 | 09:48

'Loophole' will let UK continue to ship plastic waste to poorer countries.

Post-Brexit regulation doesn’t match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe’s largest plastic waste producer The UK has been accused of failing to honour its promise to curb…

20 01 2021 | 07:48

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather

Scientists say temperatures likely to be increasing faster than at any time in past 2,000 years. The world’s oceans reached their hottest level in recorded history in 2020, supercharging the extreme…