There's a massive underwater landform creating extreme surfing conditions in Portugal.
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A research expedition to a huge underwater canyon off the coast of Ireland has shed light on a hidden process that sucks carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere.
Scientists have a plan to study the fastest creature in the world — and hope to use what they learn to build tiny robots.
A new paper argues that the apparent "pause" in climate change of the last decade might have resulted from a hidden global heat sink.
Alien, or anime character? Neither! It's Genie's dogfish — a new shark species named for the famous marine biologist, Eugenie Clark.
A recent decline in the strength of a climate-regulating ocean current could spell trouble for weather patterns in the future.
Aerial drone concepts are being adopted and adapted to work in a very different environment – underwater.
Remarkably diverse communities of ocean life make their home in waters near Mexico's Revillagigedo Islands, now a protected marine reserve.
Mexico President Nieto designated a Pacific Ocean region teeming with biodiversity as a protected marine area.
Climate change may be leading to shifts in the communities of sea life beneath an Antarctic ice shelf.
As the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Wild unleash a week of dueling shark programs, a biologist advises viewers to take what they see with a large grain of sea salt.