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June 24, 2016
APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs
As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead ...
June 21, 2016
Once labeled invasive, 'rock snot' algae now deemed native
A type of algae called "rock snot" that was thought to be an invasive species in the Northeast is actually native to the ...
June 20, 2016
Global coral bleaching event expected to last through 2016
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant ...
June 19, 2016
Sting operation: Jellyfish targeted before they can multiply
Environmental officials and waterfront homeowners in New Jersey are conducting a reverse sting operation against jellyfish ...
June 16, 2016
Researchers discover 3 new species of fish off Hawaii
Researchers in Hawaii have discovered three probable new species of fish while on an expedition in the protected waters of ...
June 14, 2016
Scientific robots to swim in Bay of Bengal in monsoon study
To better understand and predict South Asia's seasonal monsoon, scientists are getting ready to release robots in the Bay of ...
June 11, 2016
High waves during storm? New forecast model tries to predict
When John Couch is certain a storm will hit Hatteras Island, he goes into action, moving merchandise in his auto parts store ...
June 09, 2016
NASA takes 23,000-foot view of the world's coral reefs
Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of reefs to gather ...
June 01, 2016
Correction: Coral Death story
In a story June 1 about coral death around Jarvis Island, The Associated Press misidentified another island that also has ...
May 31, 2016
Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii
A study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that ...
May 31, 2016
Doctors describe shark bite wound after California attack
The semi-circular shark bite stretched from Maria Korcsmaros' shoulder to her pelvis, with teeth marks visible in the ...
May 30, 2016
Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill
Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of ...
May 30, 2016
Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north
Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, ...
May 27, 2016
Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest
Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.
May 27, 2016
Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows
The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide ...
May 19, 2016
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most ...
May 16, 2016
Record-holding symphony bassist, 87, collapses onstage, dies
Jane Little, an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist whose career spanned a world-record 71 years with a single orchestra, has ...
May 10, 2016
Scientists: Mussels, without noses, use smell to find homes
Mussels don't have noses, but two Maine scientists believe the dark shellfish rely on smells when choosing where to set up ...
May 07, 2016
Starfish babies return in droves following massive die-off
Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole ...
May 03, 2016
More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef
Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper ...