As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.
Regulation is lagging behind industry.
My primary focus is searching for undiscovered species—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.
"Cabled observatories" will give scientists a better picture of the unknown
Tens of millions of starfish-like creatures live side by side on an underwater mountain.
A reader asks: Will scientists ever be able to catalog all the species on Earth? Is that even possible?
Much of Earth's oil reserves can be traced to a single volcanic eruption, scientists say
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Dozens of volunteer divers surveyed marine protected areas worldwide, to discover why life flourishes in some while failing in others.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
New rules under the sea and on the plate
The EOL, a collaboration by the foremost authorities in biology, is a massive database that tracks every organism on Earth
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
A look around one of the darkest neighborhoods on Earth
"Headphones" for whales
Not so dead now, is it?
Sometimes life just finds a way
The meandering career paths of scientists
Artificially created life is a perennial science-fiction theme. What makes it so compelling?
The founder of the popular online world says technology will drive a jump in the number of regular visitors