Oceanography

Unexpectedly warm water may explain how North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles get from Japan to Baja California.
Carolina Cuellar, Contributor
Researchers confirm that sharks use a magnetic field to change their route.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
It’s becoming increasingly noisy beneath the waves, but people can do something about it.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Australian scientists measure the gases that two Great Barrier Reef corals emit.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor
A quarter century of shoreline measurements show that the supermoon’s gravitational force drives more erosion.
Tess Joosse, Contributor
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