March 30, 2017

On the heels of 2016's devastating mass bleaching event at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, tourists and park managers are reporting thermal stress and mass bleaching again in early 2017.

February 1, 2017

The oyster hatchery industry on the U.S. West Coast nearly collapsed when they were caught off guard by increasing acidity in the coastal waters. In Maine, an oyster grower is testing whether new NOAA-funded technology can prevent a repeat on the East Coast.

January 10, 2017

In 2016, daily temperatures in Alaska that were warmer than average outnumbered those that were cooler than average by a 9 to 1 ratio.

Boiled Lobster Plate
October 6, 2016

For New Englanders, the saying “as American as apple pie” may as well be “as New England as lobster,”

but warming sea surface temperatures from climate change are forcing populations of the American lobster to higher latitudes than ever before—and upending fishing communities on the New England coast.

 

September 16, 2016

The Northwest Passage across the Canadian Arctic opened once again in 2016 as sea ice reached its second lowest extent on record.

August 2, 2016

In the 2015 edition of the State of the Climate report, climate and biology experts wrote about some dramatic impacts of warming on life in the ocean.

May 6, 2016

Unusually warm water along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has led to record-breaking coral bleaching.

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