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World’s biggest iceberg moving beyond Antarctic waters

Iceberg A23a split from the Antarctic’s Filchner Ice Shelf in 1986, but it became stuck to the ocean floor and had remained for many years in the Weddell Sea

Sharks spotted swimming near Muizenberg beach ‘not known to pose a risk’

Following a viral video showing sharks close to Muizenberg beach, Cape Town’s deputy mayor, Eddie Andrews, assured the public that these bronze whaler sharks pose no risk to beachgoers. The Shark Spotters organization, which offers early shark warnings, observed a decrease in great white sharks in recent years. Although, Andrews still encouraged beachgoers to abide by the four-flag warning system for safety.

Deep-sea mining threatens jellyfish, suggests first-of-its-kind study

Sediment dislodged by ocean-floor mining could disrupt jellyfish metabolism, potentially causing the animals serious harm.

More than 1 million gallons of oil leaks into Gulf of Mexico, potentially putting endangered species at risk

The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that an estimated 1.1 million gallons of crude oil has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico near a pipeline off the coast of Louisiana.

Plastic Has Changed Sea Turtles Forever

Even if plastic pollution stopped tomorrow, turtles would be dealing with the repercussions for centuries—at least.

Dominica creates world’s first marine protected area for sperm whales

The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica is creating the world’s first marine protected area for one of Earth’s largest animals: the endangered sperm whale.

Cuttlefish and Their Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats

Cuttlefish change colors to hide, hunt, and communicate—and, these scientists think, when they dream.

Paris polar summit: Melting ice takes center stage

Recent studies have shown vital ice sheets are melting at unprecedented rates. Scientists, politicians and NGOs are gathering in Paris for a Polar Summit.

Pristine Coral Reefs Discovered Are Thousands of Years Old And Teeming With Life

An international expedition from the Schmidt Ocean Institute has revealed the presence of two pristine, cold-water coral reefs growing alongside the walls and bases of several seamounts over 1,000 feet below the surface.

Great Barrier Reef annual coral spawning begins east of Cairns

Annual coral spawning has begun on the outer Great Barrier Reef, with researchers set to analyse the next generation of corals.

Viral ‘plastic-eating’ boat removes 3 tons of garbage per hour: ‘This is actually so cool’

An ingenious solution to rid our oceans of plastic waste has been going viral after climate-positive content creator Sam Bentley explained the terrific technology.

See SWOT Mission’s Unprecedented View of Global Sea Levels

Data on sea surface heights around the world from the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission yields a mesmerizing view of the planet’s ocean.