If global temperatures continue to rise, Emperor penguins may eventually disappear from their East Antarctic home, according to a new study by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers.
Bacteria in the ocean are communicating and cooperating in a phenomenon which could be having a significant impact on the planet's climate.
More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, scientists have discovered that much of the oil was eaten by microbes, fast - but they still don't know what the microbes did with all the energy they gained.
Naval sonar exercises are much more distressing to beaked whales than previously believed, and are driving them to beach themselves, a new study has found.
Much of the dispersant used to combat last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill still hadn't degraded months after it was applied.
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have observed the Earth's crust forming in an entirely unexpected way — and one that could affect the world’s climate.
Scientists have cataloged a new and enormous aquatic garbage dump in the western North Atlantic.