Contact lenses break down into microplastics — so don’t flush them down!

Just throw them in the trash if you don’t want them on your plate later on.

Ocean wilderness is disappearing because of us: only 13% of it has been spared

The study reinforces the need for international treaties meant to conserve marine wildlife.

Rising seas, rising costs: some $14 trillion worldwide per year by 2100

Maybe start saving up?

Researchers find rare hydrothermal vent off the coast of Portuguese islands

It’s one of the most unique ecosystems on Earth.

Barents Sea just crossed a climate tipping point — and we watched it happen

We’ve changed the sea.

Ancient volcanism shows our emissions can trigger a mass marine extinction

Ancient volcanism offers a glimpse into the future effects of climate change.

World’s largest dead zone identified in the Gulf of Oman — it’s nearly the size of Florida

“Piracy and geopolitical tensions” kept it hidden from the scientific community until now.

The Atlantic Ocean’s circulation is at its weakest in 1,600 years, and this could disrupt weather patterns

A little ice age and modern global warming have had a say in this.

Fish-like robot might reveal the secret life of ocean wildlife

Aquatic bots like SoFi will enable scientists to learn more about some of the most elusive underwater creatures.

The Arctic’s convection engine is grinding to a halt, flooded by meltwater

Melting Arctic ice is already leaving its mark on the oceans.

In 2016, fishing ships cast their nets on over 55% of the ocean surface

That’s a lot of fishing.

Looking to put a sub on Titan, NASA recreated its methane oceans in Washington

Titan’s “water” isn’t even water.

Melting ice is causing the ocean to sink, worrying new study reports

Scientists have identified yet another unexpected consequence of climate change.

Scientists track Earth’s ancient, destroyed oceans

The oceans and continents aren’t as fixed as we tend to think of them.

The devastating state of ocean pollution in one depressing photo

The author wishes this photo ‘didn’t exist’.

Conditions on early-Venus might have allowed for an ocean of liquid water

Well, they don’t anymore.

Geological deposits hint at ancient ocean on Mars’ surface

Can’t have a devastating water wave without water!

First deep-sea mining operation scheduled to start in 2019 — here are the bots that will do it

Whether you agree to the idea or not, the bots sure are awesome.

The oxygen in the oceans has decreased by 2% in the past 50 years

It’s like the ocean is having a heart attack.

Johnson&Johnson to remove plastic from swabs, switch to paper

You can flush as many of these babies as you like.