Beneath California's Waters, Marine Life Flourishes on Old Oil Rigs
Two So-Cal scientists/divers are going deep to protect fragile underwater ecosystems with Rigs-to-Reefs.
Nick Chedli Carter
How We're Screwing Ourselves Out of New Cancer Drugs and Zika Meds
Coral reefs are a drug-development goldmine, and as a result of bleaching we're killing our chances of using them in lifesaving treatments.
Is This the Beginning of the End of Coral?
The phenomenon that could destroy corals forever is now accelerating—and it will end coral, unless we act.
Almost Half of the World's Ocean Life Has Died Off Since 1970
This spells disaster for both ecosystems, and the people in developing nations who rely on the ocean’s resources.
An Autonomous Starfish Terminator Could Help Save the Great Barrier Reef
A small yellow submarine will be the harbinger of doom for crown-of-thorn starfish in the Great Barrier Reef.
Hell or Salt Water
Is Sunscreen from Snorkelers Killing Coral Reefs?
Many resorts insist on biodegradable sunscreen, but we wanted to know how big of an impact sunblock really has.
Techno-Reefs Are Growing
Scientists are debating the pros and cons of turning decommissioned oil rigs into replacements for coral reefs.
Australia Will Dump Tons of Mud on the Great Barrier Reef to Expand Coal Mining
Talk about an environmental calamity.
Thanks to Dredging and Coal, the Great Barrier Reef Is More Threatened Than Ever
One prominent scientist says the reef has 20 years left.
Seahorses Have a Built-In Stealth Mode to Capture Speeding Prey
Seahorses are slow swimmers, so how do they eat?
Shark Overfishing Is Bad News for Coral Reefs
With changes rippling through from top and bottom, the health of fragile coral reefs are caught perilously in the middle.
Sharks Are More Valuable as Tourist Attractions Than Soup
More sharks are caught yearly than is sustainable, but efforts to mitigate those losses have been met with opposition for decades.