Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them.
A new study of how the structure of the ocean has changed since the end of the last ice age suggest that the melting of a vast ‘lid’ of sea ice caused the release of huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
A new study finds that changing climate in the polar regions can affect conditions in the rest of the world far quicker than previously thought.
Scientists have calculated that millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons are produced annually by photosynthetic bacteria in the world’s oceans.
Human activity is currently a bigger threat to mangroves, and the natural defences they provide against storm surges and other coastal disasters, than rising sea levels, according to a new study.
Microscopic organisms living in the ocean play a key role in sustaining life. New research has shown how oceanic turbulence affects the ability of these organisms to recycle organic material back into the food web.