atlantic

Motherboard

Trump Wants to Allow Seismic Oil Surveys in the Atlantic Ocean

Companies can now apply for permits to shoot underwater airguns that hurt ecosystems to assess offshore drilling potential.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.18
red tide

Toxic Red Tide Spreads From Florida's Gulf Coast Into Atlantic Waters

Beaches were temporarily closed in Miami and Palm Beach this week as Florida's algae bloom spread.
Becky Ferreira
10.5.18
sharks

Great White Shark Tagged for the First Time in Canadian Atlantic Waters

Heather Bowlby at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax tagged the shark with a location tracker that will monitor its movements for nearly a year.
Becky Ferreira
9.18.18
environment

These fishermen say Obama’s new ocean preserve will leave them high and dry

VICE News traveled to New Bedford, Massachusetts, home of the most profitable fishing port in the US, to found out why fishermen are unhappy with the new monument.
VICE News
9.15.16
nasa

The International Space Station Filmed Three Hurricanes in One Day

The oddly ethereal view of hurricanes from space.
Becky Ferreira
8.31.16
atlantic

A Solar-Powered Plane Has Completed the First Ever Trans-Atlantic Flight

Si2 has arrived in Europe after 71 hours and 8 minutes of flying over the Atlantic Ocean.
Emiko Jozuka
6.23.16
bacteria

There’s Something Living In the Rocky Crust Beneath the Ocean Floor

Deep-ocean microbes could help us look for life on other planets.
Kate Lunau
4.7.16
video

Bill Nye Explains Why Climate Change Is Making Miami Sink into the Atlantic

“Who wants to go to Miami Beach when it’s the Miami Wetland or the Miami Shin-Deep?”
Clinton Nguyen
10.27.15
scotland

What Is a Sofa Shark?

One was caught off the coast of Scotland. What the heck.
Dan Nosowitz
9.30.15
japan

Japanese Fisherman Are Headed Out on Another ‘Scientific’ Whale Hunt

Lack of enforcement of anti-whaling laws make them easy to flout.
Melissa Cronin
9.4.15
Newfoundland

Newfoundland's History Tastes Like Salted Cod

I’m an eighth-generation Fogo Islander. We were salt cod people and we’d rarely eat fresh cod, because why would you eat that when you have salted cod? It’s just better.
Zita Cobb
5.11.15
Sports

This Guy Plans to Swim Across the Pacific Ocean This Summer

Ben Lecomte has conquered the Atlantic, and now he plans to stroke across the world's largest body of water to raise money for a climate change charity.
Alice Tchernookova
3.20.15
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