Oceanography

By hunting in the deep and dumping in the shallows, sharks deliver rich nutrients to coral reefs, helping them grow.
James Gaines, Contributor
Tethered balloons equipped with sophisticated cameras can survey threats and damage from an elevated perspective.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
Citizen scientists confirm that plastic pollution is blemishing previously pristine beaches in the Arctic Ocean.
Kimberly Hickok, Contributor
New programs highlight coral bleaching, a process driven by climate change, which could destroy most coral ecosystems by 2050.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Slow digestion and a diverse diet makes the lancetfish perfect for sampling deep sea life.
Teresa L. Carey, Contributor
Scientists use oceanography technology to find the wrecks of World War II aircraft.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Rising temperatures could limit the growth of large, active fish, potentially upsetting food webs and slashing fishery yields.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Harmful algal blooms could be linked in unexpected ways to water mixing and nutrient levels.
Gabriel Popkin, Contributor
Metallic crusts on submerged mountains are teeming with deep-sea life.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
New microscope catches underwater corals fighting.
Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer
Only the biggest waves can stir up warm water in ocean depths.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Preliminary research suggests that eddies may hold tasty surprises.
Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer