Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

By Jodie L. Rummer, Bridie JM Allan, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Ian A. Bouyoucos, Irfan Yulianto & Mirjam van der Mheen It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril. The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about...
Is deep sea mining bad for the environment? 🔊

Is deep sea mining bad for the environment? 🔊

The search for minerals is leading some corporations to begin mining the ocean floor but scientists warn that this could devastate fragile ecosystems that will have repercussions that we still don’t understand. What is going on in the deep sea? What precautions should...
Q+A: Why are shark populations in decline?

Q+A: Why are shark populations in decline?

Often thought of as the king of the ocean, shark populations are on the decline the world over, while their habitats have been affected by human contact. Mitchell Fuller talks to Riley Elliot about sharks, their decline, and the role they play as apex predators in our...
How do we restore marine ecosystems? ▶

How do we restore marine ecosystems? ▶

Professor Simon Thrush from the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Auckland talks about his big question, “how do we restore marine ecosystems?” Thrush’s current research interests focus on the ecology of coastal ecosystems, how they respond to...