In Florida, a toxic algae bloom that began last fall has killed dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, even a whale shark. And the toxins are not only devastating to wildlife, but difficult for humans and the economy as well. William Brangham…
By William Brangham, Frank Carlson
On this edition for Saturday, August 25, Pope Francis acknowledges the Church’s failure to address clergy abuse in his address in Dublin, and scientists study what the world’s oceans looked like before plastic and chemical pollution. Also, looking at potential…
By PBS NewsHour
At the Ocean Memory Lab, part of California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium, scientists are undertaking a study of the world’s oceans and marine life before plastic and chemical pollutants were introduced to the water. By studying the feeding habits of seabirds…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Unusually warm periods can last for weeks or months, killing off kelp forests and corals, and producing other significant impacts on marine ecosystems.
By Eric Oliver, Alistair Hobday, Dan Smale, Thomas Wernberg, Neil Holbrook, The Conversation
By Nsikan Akpan
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we get a glimpse into the intelligent group hunting patterns of killer whales -- and the escape of one very lucky seal.
Many mysteries remain about life under the sea, like what happens to marine creatures between life stages of larvae and adulthood. These tiny creatures are extremely hard to track in the open ocean, so one marine ecologist is using robots…
By PBS NewsHour
Many see the beach as a quiet place for relaxation. But for the animals living under the water’s surface, motorized vehicles and other human-made technology can make life unbearably noisy. The problem is that many species rely on sound as…
Rebuilding mussel beds and marshes offer natural protection and clean the water.
Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Florida on scientists who are going deep underwater with sensor technology to explore the damage caused by BP's gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
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