Enter the Mysterious World of the Ocean's Most Important Creatures

Plankton are incredibly tiny creatures who sometimes look like microscopic glass snowflakes, drifting through the ocean's water column. But they are actually among the most important life forms in the ocean. This short video introduces you to them, and gives you a look at their mysterious life cycles. » 3/03/15 10:20pm 3/03/15 10:20pm

We're Dumping Way More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Thought

Garbage in the ocean is a big problem, but until now we didn't know how big. A study published today in Science drops a rough but still astounding estimate: 8 million metric tons per year. That's 20 to 2000 times more than what experts had estimated. » 2/12/15 2:12pm 2/12/15 2:12pm

This Is The Fish Researchers Found Living Underneath 2,400 Feet Of Ice

After drilling down through almost half a mile in solid ice on a glacial shelf in Antarctica, scientists found something surprising. There was something alive swimming in the just over 30 feet of water: this strange, clear fish. » 1/23/15 8:41pm 1/23/15 8:41pm

There's Garbage in the Deepest, Most Remote Parts of the Ocean

Our planet's oceans are huge and mysterious, and there are still stretches of the ocean floor that remain unexplored. But that doesn't mean they're pristine and untouched: a new study found even the deepest, most remote areas of the oceans contain man-made litter. As a species, we're just a bunch of slobs. » 5/01/14 11:01am 5/01/14 11:01am

Strange and Beautiful Underwater Photography Not Altogether Unlike Your…

Russian marine biologist Alexander Semenov studied invertebrates at Moscow State University Moscow State with an emphasis in squid brains. Yeah! Squid brains. Pretty awesome. And that's only like the fifteenth coolest thing over at WonderHowTo, where you'll find an interview with Semenov along with some stunning… » 4/19/11 12:20am 4/19/11 12:20am