Oceanography

Unusually hot zones in the ocean will last longer and occur more often in the coming century.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor
Climate scientists propose new explanation for the rapid changes to the ocean carbon sink in the 1990s.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor
Researchers discover hot spot off the coast of Italy with up to 1.9 million pieces of plastic per square meter.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Gel-like beads embedded with natural bacteria could fight harmful algal blooms.
Amanda Heidt, Contributor
Some bubbles grow to be more than a quarter-mile across.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Researchers are learning how to cope with the arrival of the sargassum’s “brown tide."
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor
These massive holes in the ice, known as polynyas, may appear more often as climate change advances.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New research shows how decommissioned oil rigs can become home to an abundance of fish and invertebrates.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
The Ross Ice Shelf appears to be melting in previously unknown ways. The same mechanisms could be melting other giant ice shelves, too.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Record low levels of winter sea ice devastate seabirds already struggling with climate change.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Algae and seaweed blooms in Greenland’s vast network of Arctic tidal pools offer shelter for some animals from an acidifying ocean.
Jennifer Leman, Contributor
Massive geoengineering projects to hold back glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica could slow sea level rise.
Brian Owens, Contributor