Like the ocean, fresh water absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But the effects are likely to vary widely from place to place.
New research has found that mass bleaching of coral reefs, once virtually unknown, now happens every 6 years on average. That means the reefs don’t have time to recover.
After studying decades of video footage captured by robotic submersibles, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has figured out some basics of the deep ocean’s food web.
Archaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites.
More than 7,000 pounds of hagfish, also known as slime eels, coated a section of Highway 101 with a gel described as “Spider-Man’s webbing crossed with a jellyfish.”