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Red tide approaching beach

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

Sandy beach with cabanas, sunbathers, and piles of sargassum, as a man moves a wheelbarrow full of the seaweed.

Researchers are learning how to cope with the arrival of the sargassum’s “brown tide."

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

A low angle shot of seal atop the sea ice. It has been equipped with a sensor.

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

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