oceans

environment

We're Buying Into a Giant Lie About Plastic

All in all, only 9 percent of the world’s plastic scrap gets recycled.
Alex Lubben
5.30.19
comb jellies

This Jelly Fish’s Butthole Only Appears When It Poops

“No anus or anal pore in any other animal is like this.”
Becky Ferreira
4.4.19
Science

There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

The discovery of a rare gem shows that there an enormous water reservoir in the Earth's mantle.
Jason Koebler
3.31.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

We Finally Know Why Garfield Phones Washed Up on French Beaches for 30 Years

Since the 1980s hundreds of phones featuring the likeness of our favorite Monday-hatin’ cat washed up in France and no one knew why.
Mack Lamoureux
3.29.19
microplastics

Microplastics Have Been Found in Our Deepest Ocean Animals

Scientists found plastics in the guts of amphipods at Challenger Deep, some 10,890 meters below the sea surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.28.19
climate change

Climate Change Will Alter the Color of Half of Earth’s Oceans by 2100

Phytoplankton blooms tint the oceans green, which means their response to warmer waters will shake up the ocean color scheme.
Becky Ferreira
2.4.19
pollution

Every Single Sea Turtle in This Study Had Microplastics in Its Gut

The researchers tested turtles from all seven species, across three oceans.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
shifting tides

Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami

The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts like takai and kyodai ("high" and "huge") during future Pacific megathrust earthquakes, to better urge people to evacuate before the waves come.
Matthew Komatsu
8.26.18
Whale Poop

The Scientists Who Study Whale 'Defecation Events'

Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
fish and ships

The US Military Wants Genetically-Modified Sea Creatures to Snitch on Enemy Ships

Critics of the program say their issue is ethical, not practical.
David Axe
2.25.18
future

Future Humans Will Colonize the Deep Sea

As sea levels rise, might humans simply go under it?
Becky Ferreira
11.2.17
Year 2050

Why Surfers Should Worry About Climate Change

By 2050, surf spots around the world will have been impacted by rising seas.
Mike Pearl
6.26.17
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