The ocean is getting louder. Fish make noise. They whistle, chirp, hum, sing, swish. But boat engines, sonar, and deep-sea mining cause quite the racket, making it difficult for fishes to hear the call of friends or potential mates.
On the beach at Île de Ré, a small island off the west coast of France, there are square waves. This is the result of two sets of wave intersecting at right angles.
In the Western Pacific around New Guinea, there’s a watery hill almost 250 feet high. This isn’t a hill on the ocean floor, it’s a hill in the ocean’s surface itself.
Scientists have known for some time that octopuses make use of shells and other objects they find to hide from predators.
One sea sponge was estimated to have lived 11,000 years.
We've all seen the devastation caused by hurricanes, whether on the news or first-hand. However there is even more damage that most people never hear about.
Firnification is when built-up snow changes from fluffy powder into ice pellets, and from ice pellets into layers of densely packed ice.
You’ve probably heard of the garbage patch found between California and Hawaii that is approximately the size of Texas. Myths swirl around it: the patch is so big it can be seen from space and it looks like an island. The trash is so dense—dumped furniture, barrels, wood—there are people living on it. All the […]
Warmer ocean periods are strongly related to blooms of algae that produce an unsafe neurotoxin.
Ever wonder how submarines rise and sink so quickly? Find out on today's Moment of Science!