Coral reefs are one of nature’s most amazing spectacles. Coral not only brings vibrance to underwater landscapes but also provides a home for more than a quarter of the world’s marine animals. Unfortunately, rising temperatures are putting corals under stress, expelling the algae … [Read more...] about Want to save the coral reefs? There’s an app for that.
We recently shared how a new species of blue whale was discovered in the Indian Ocean. In fact, there have been over 500 new animal discovered in the past year alone. Another whale species is joining this list after researchers discovered a previously unknown species of whale in … [Read more...] about The Gulf of Mexico is home to another newly-discovered species of whale
If you think some of the world’s top climate scientists are taking a break during COVID-19’s record drop in air pollution, it’s actually quite the opposite. Xinrong Ren, a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences … [Read more...] about COVID-19’s reduced pollution is providing climate data for the future
If you’ve always dreamed of diving in the oceans’ most beautiful habitats, you may have to wait a while to do so in person. Fortunately, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is making it easier than ever to see some beautiful underwater sights from the comfort … [Read more...] about Dive into underwater exploration with NOAA’s virtual diving experience
Beach-goers in California and Oregon from April to December can often see migrating humpback whales along the coastline as they make their yearly migration to warmer waters in Mexico. A new proposal for a national marine sanctuary along the west coast of the U.S. would help … [Read more...] about Newly proposed marine sanctuary would protect migrating Pacific humpback whales