At least 10,000 sharks have gathered in waters off the southern coast of Florida — but don't panic. They’re annual visitors that migrate south for the winter.
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El Niño is expected to be more beast than "little boy" this year — a forecast about the weather pattern that becomes clear in newly released maps of the waters around the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
The king crab could soon take over a whole new kingdom, and it has global warming to thank for the conquest.
Billions of by-the-wind sailors, also called Velella velella, could wash ashore in coming months because of favorable water temperatures and onshore winds.
The longest consecutive train of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves ever seen in the sea was spotted in the Atlantic Ocean's Romanche Fracture Zone.
This week, ocean explorers mourned the loss of a legend in their field: Eugenie Clark, a marine biologist and authority on sharks.
The Pacific was a planetary air conditioner for the past two decades, but the relief may soon end, a new study finds.
Mysterious flooding and high tides along the East Coast in 2009 and 2010 now have an explanation: a major change in the Atlantic Ocean's wind patterns and warm-water currents.
One of the richest beds of manganese nodules ever found on the Atlantic seafloor was discovered last month while trolling for deep-sea creatures between South America and Africa.
Melting glaciers pose another threat beyond sea level rise. They will dump massive amounts of organic carbon into the world's oceans, altering ecosystems.
The melting of Earth's polar ice came into starker relief in 2014, with real implications for sea level rise.