The biggest saltwater moments of the year included major discoveries that inspired awe
In the past 10 years, the world's oceans have faced new challenges, revealed new wonders, and provided a roadmap for future conservation
From the most ancient animal known to a newly defined ocean zone, the world's watery places never cease to amaze
From wind turbines to massive sunfish to octopus cities, the seas proved full of surprises this year
2016 wasn't all bad: Stubborn environmental problems were livened up thanks to new solutions, “gee whiz” discoveries and mysterious orbs
Canadian artist Ken Hall built <em>Legacy</em> based on 3D scans of the skeleton of Hope, an orca that died on the coast of Washington in 2002
From fossil whales to adorable octopuses, here are some of the marine headliners that caught our attention this year
In honor of the first ever International Polychaete Day, learn about the bristly worms that are everywhere in the ocean
From shimmering squid in Japan to illuminated clams in France, here are some of the top spots for basking in nature's glow
The seas served up some compelling headlines this year, from celebrity fashion to solving the mystery of the melting starfish
These roly-poly herbivores just may be the teddy bears of the sea. But keep an eye out when boating; they don’t move so fast.
This year we've seen amazing footage of marine creatures, discovered how plastic works its way into the food chain, employed 3D printing to build new reefs
If you're headed to the beach this weekend: with Jellyfish populations rising, what should you do if you are stung, and why do stings hurt so much?
Since the last World Oceans Day, we've documented trash in the deep sea, sea snails with acid-weakened shells, high ocean temperatures and more
Marine species threatened with extinction aren't just whales, seals and turtles--they include fish, corals, mollusks, birds, and a lone seagrass
Ribbon worms swallow prey whole, grease themselves with their mucus to slide quickly through mud, split into new worms if severed, and much more
A look at the mating systems of some monogamous ocean animals show that finding life partners helps species protect themselves and their young
Upending 150 years of theory, scientists observed that some barnacles can capture sperm from the water for reproduction
The oceans show holiday spirit with a worm on coral reefs that resembles a fluffy fir tree adorned with colored ornaments.
We took the spook-tacular celebration to the depths of the ocean, where some of the craziest—and scariest—looking creatures lurk in the dark
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