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Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Matthew Savoca, Stanford University; Jeremy Goldbogen, Stanford University, and Nicholas Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever...

Curious Kids: How deep is the ocean?

Suzanne O'Connell, Wesleyan University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer,...

Fish larvae float across national borders, binding the world’s oceans in...

Nandini Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley; James Rising, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Kimberly Oremus, University of Delaware Fish populations are declining...

Getting to the bottom of things: Can mining the deep sea...

Anna Metaxas, Dalhousie University and Verena Tunnicliffe, University of Victoria It is completely dark, just above freezing cold and the pressure is crushing: this is...

Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting...

Chris Free, University of California, Santa Barbara Climate change has been steadily warming the ocean, which absorbs most of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases...

Shark Week looms, but don’t panic

Gavin Naylor, University of Florida Sharks elicit outsized fear, even though the risk of a shark bite is infinitesimally small. As a marine biologist and...

Biodiversity helps coral reefs thrive – and could be part of...

Cody Clements, Georgia Institute of Technology Coral reefs are home to so many species that they often are called “the rainforests of the seas.” Today...

Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth – could it...

Lowell D. Stott, University of Southern California As concern grows over human-induced climate change, many scientists are looking back through Earth’s history to events that...

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California needs to rethink urban fire risk after wine country tragedy

Max Moritz, University of California, Berkeley We recently witnessed the wind-driven Tubbs fire blast its way through densely urbanized neighborhoods in Northern California, causing dozens...