Media Gallery: Video

Cashes Ledge

Cashes Ledge is an underwater mountain range off the New England coast, which is home to a great diversity of life. Because the rocky and steep peaks almost reach the surface in some areas, it is...

A Jellyfish Is Born

In schyphozoans, a process called strobilation takes place in order for the jellies to reproduce. During strobilation, a polyp splits into 10-15 plate-like segments stacked atop one another in a...

Facing Climate Change: Oyster Farmers

Generally, shelled animals—including mussels, clams, urchins and starfish—are going to have trouble building their shells in more acidic water. Mussels and oysters are expected to grow less shell by...

Ocean Acidification: An Ecosystem Facing Dissolution

In order to study ocean acidification in the field, scientists from five European countries built ten mesocosms—essentially giant test tubes 60-feet deep that hold almost 15,000 gallons of water—and...

Ocean Optimism - Video

Focusing on the state of the ocean today can be pretty depressing. So depressing that it's easy to forget that our positive actions are making a difference. In 2014, #OceanOptimism started a global...

Vanishing Islands

The people of each island nation face their own unique challenges, but some common themes emerge. As sea level rises, they face increased flooding and erosion of their shorelines, and sources of...

Watching Rising Seas From Space

Sea level rise will hit the coasts the hardest. Over the coming centuries, land that is today home to between 470 and 760 million coastal residents will be inundated by sea level rise associated with...

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