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Researchers have revealed just how many polluting microfibres are released into the oceans when we wash our clothes
A fifth of the ocean floor has now been mapped, taking researchers a step closer to the goal of a complete seabed map by 2030
Marine protected areas cover 7.1 per cent of the Southern Ocean, but as some experts call for this to widen, a team of scientists are using tracking data to identify the biodiversity hotspots that most warrant protection
A roundup of some of the top discussions from the new BluHope campaign, launched by the British High Commission in Malaysia on World Oceans Day, with the support of Sir David Attenborough and Dr Sylvia Earle
A new online campaign for World Oceans Day, supported by ocean legends Sir David Attenborough and Dr Sylvia Earle, is to be launched by the British High Commission in Malaysia on Monday, 8 June
A new study reveals the process behind the strange phenomenon in which  coral produce bright colours during bleaching events
A compilation of 50-years worth of data on human activity in the ocean reveals that the race for the seas is well and truly on
Researchers studying marine heatwaves in the northeast Pacific, known as the Blob and the Blob 2.0, are warning that there will be more to come
Scientists are using underwater loudspeakers to attract fish species back to degraded coral reefs
The January issue’s dramatic cover image was designed to highlight the overwhelming problem of garbage pollution in our planet’s seas. We caught up with Karl Taylor, the photographer behind this shot, to see how and why the image was created
Marco Magrini looks at the carbon capturing power of the ocean’s giants
Marine Protected Areas are designed to benefit the marine ecosystem and human coastal populations, but are they actually achieving both?
Many scientists believe that jellyfish numbers are increasing, pointing to their remarkable resilience to climate change and the increase in hugely damaging jellyfish blooms. But are jellies really taking over, and if so, what should be done to prevent the…
As the ocean looks set to get busier due to increasing international trade, improving navigation systems is being seen as vital for protecting both human and marine life
A review of coral-saving methods is helping communities decide which ones are most suited to their needs
A temporary fishing ban has been imposed by the European Commission until 2020 in an attempt to save Baltic cod stock from impending collapse
Analysis of coral cores, extracted from coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, has allowed scientists to create a 400-year record of El Niño events

World Ocean Day

The UN’s World Ocean Day is a day to celebrate the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the planet’s water bodies

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