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We may finally know where young turtles spend their ‘lost years’
A spot in the Atlantic Ocean seems to house baby green turtles as they mature.
Old fish bones could make the eco-friendly plastic we’ve been waiting for
We have a ocean-destroying plastic problem, but fishery waste could help.
Sperm whales have a surprisingly deep—and useful—culture
Whalers and researchers alike have found that these mammals are excellent at learning from each other.
Protecting 30 percent of the oceans would benefit the entire planet
If we protect the right places, we can benefit fish and the climate—without sacrificing seafood
Microplastics are everywhere. Here’s what that means for our health.
The impacts to our bodies remain murky, but early findings suggest the smallest bits could cause harm.
Sharks and rays are far less abundant in the world’s oceans than 50 years ago
The majority of shark species are threatened with extinction, and overfishing is the main culprit.
Why everything eventually becomes a crab
There’s some truth to the meme claiming that all crustaceans are evolving into crab-shaped beings.
Scientists are tracking down deep sea creatures with free-floating DNA
Bits of genetic code in seawater can help scientists study fish that we rarely see.
This giant Gulf of Mexico reef is a conservation success story—here’s why it’s thriving
The federally protected marine sanctuary has kept black coral and other rare wildlife safe from industry.
This WWII shipwreck hosts an underwater kingdom of bacteria
Iron-eating bacteria were among the thousands of microbes dwelling within the shipwreck.