It’s incredible that it escaped notice for so long, but scientists have just discovered a massive, 9,500 square-kilometer reef system at the mouth of the Amazon river. And it’s home to some truly bizarre life forms.
The great Niño of 2015 is finally on its way out. But before it goes, it has one final present to leave us: a giant cache of creepy coral bones littering the ocean floor, like a tiny seafaring graveyard. We’ll miss you too, Niño.
Felix Salazar's macro photography of a coral reef offers a serene and colorful tour through an almost alien universe. Seen up close and in such brilliant colors, it's each to forget that these are creatures from our own planet. So head over to Salazar's website, scroll through the photos, and forget about Earth for a…
Google has rolled out some damn impressive additions to its ouvre of street-viewable locales over the last few months, including Kennedy Space Center, the Amazon Rainforest and Antarctica, but this may be the most spectacular of them yet. Working in collaboration with The Catlin Seaview Survey, the company has…
The Great Barrier Reef is 1,800 miles long and home to a quarter of the world's ocean species. So it's no wonder that marine biologists, fearing its pollution-driven demise, started freezing corals so they can preserve them for later.
Scientists have found dead and dying coral reefs 4,500 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead coral means that oil from the BP oil spill is harming marine life in the deep ocean too.
It might look a bit creepy, but British artist Jason de Caires Taylor's Mexican installation and reef conservation project is for a fine cause. Taylor has 350 statues in place—all cast from real people—that will eventually sprout coral.
Sure, coral reefs are pretty, but they also have creepy almost alien-like superpowers: An entire reef can be regrown from a tiny chunk of coral.