Fabien Cousteau just concluded his 31-day underwater research mission, where six scientists studied coral reefs in a small chamber 63 feet underwater off the coast of Key Largo. The long-term underwater residence gave them a firsthand glimpse of some never-before-seen underwater phenomena, as Cousteau told PBS's…
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.
You may not have the guts to try it yourself—I certainly don't—but wave photography as it's done by Clark Little, surfer and photographer extraordinaire, is awe-inspiring. Check out our interview with him to read about his awesome techniques.
Water soluble swimwear is either absolutely wonderful or entirely horrifying, but you can decide which it is yourself by watching this video of a trial swim.
The Cove, last year's Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, is an incredible account of the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. Now the crew needs help bringing the damning film to the Japanese public.
James Cameron's announcement last week that he was assembling a veritable Justice League of oceanographers, engineers, and other specialists to combat the BP oil disaster was met with some eye-rolling. But he may be the best man for the job.
Bill Gates, since leaving the helm of Microsoft, has been busy plowing his money into well-deserved environmental issues such as the artificial clouds project, and ocean pumps which could (almost) halt hurricanes in their tracks.
In 1955, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and film director Louis Malle sailed 12,000 nautical miles aboard the Calypso to film the first underwater color movie. A year later, they showed everyone a whole new world, and the exhilarating freedom of diving.
There are two experiences in life that never fail to give me pause: riding in a plane, looking at the earth and the patterns of nature and civilization; and strapping a tank of air and diving in the sea.
The Bottsand class oil recovery ships cruise just like any other vessel, until they reach an oil spill. Then, they open like Pac-Man, transforming into a machine that can clean the oil from 140 cubic meters of water per hour.
The Gulf oil disaster is both a testament of humans' inability to control nature and BP's recklessness and incompetence. Now, it's time for technology to fix this mess. One of the essential tools to stop the disaster: Underwater robots.
Yesterday, we looked at some gorgeous underwater photography taken with the Canon 5D Mark II. Today, we have an article explaining a bit of the logistics behind such shooting, from the waterproof gear to the reasons you'll curse into bubbles.
Looking for a good read? This oldie-but-goodie from Outside magazine tells the story of Dave Shaw, a deep-water diver who swam more than 800 feet down into a freshwater cave to retrieve the body of a fallen diver.
The ocean is filled with terrifying, deadly predators. Leopard seals—especially this unusually massive one—are chief among them. But as National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen learned last year, not all seals are necessarily out to maul you.