Media Gallery: Stories

Plastic bottles and other marine debris cover a rocky beach in Curacao.

Marine Plastics

Plastic surrounds us. It is not just the obvious places—like water bottles and straws. It is also used to build our cars and is found in our face washes and fabrics. With the invention of plastic in...

Improving Grades for the Mesoamerican Reef

Fish swim in protected waters off the Bay Islands of Honduras. Credit: Francesca Diaco Pargos Report cards are useful in school because they help students and teachers keep track of how students are...
Havre Volcano

The Mystery of an Underwater Volcano

Credit: Courtesy of University of Tasmania by Danielle Hall Three thousand feet (900 meters) beneath the sea surface, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, lies one of the world’s largest volcanoes,...

Eugenie Clark - The Shark Lady

Eugenie Clark collecting specimens on a dive. Credit: Courtesy of Mote Marine Laboratory By Ashley Gallagher Eugenie Clark grew up spending her weekends at the aquarium. Her father died when she was...

The Cloud Factories that Live in the Sea

by Danielle Hall Credit: Karen Romano Young Dimethylsulfoniopropionate. A jumble of syllables akin to a complicated wizarding spell, the term is actually the name for an extremely important chemical...

Tough Teeth and Parrotfish Poop

Parrotfish spend their days chomping down on coral. Credit: © Barry Fackler, Flickr By Ashley Gallagher What goes in must come out in some form, and with parrotfish, what comes out is sand. As the...

Cephalopods

Credit: © Larry G. Kramer, Flickr A highly intelligent group of ocean dwelling creatures, the living cephalopods include the eight-armed octopuses, the ten-armed squids and cuttlefishes (which are...
green and red pom poms adorn a decorator crab

Happy Crabby Holidays

Decorator crabs typically adorn themselves with a variety of sea sponges, tufts of algae and other bits and pieces of detritus. In this case researchers provided the crabs with red polyester pom-poms...

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