Anthropocene brings some of the best minds to bear on tough questions about the future of the Earth’s largest ecosystems: Should nations farm their EEZs—and how can they do it ecologically? Are there economically viable ways to harvest plastic waste? Can we cultivate acid- and heat-resilient coral reefs?
Most seafood is more climate-friendly than its terrestrial counterparts. But the latest controversies run deeper than simply wild-caught vs farmed.
Can we bury our CO2 problem at the bottom of the ocean?
Mexico’s industrial fishers claimed that banning them from a marine reserve would decrease their catch by 20%. A multinational team of researchers tested that assumption.
Like it or not, retreat from the coasts has begun. The only question left is whether it will be managed or chaotic.
Climate change has ravaged coral reefs on a massive scale. This breakthrough could revolutionize efforts to rebuild them.
Many countries have banned shark finning as cruel and unsustainable. New research shows it might have led to a rise in shark deaths.
Researchers demonstrate how to tell damaged reefs from healthy ones using relatively cheap underwater recorders paired with new computer programs.
Researchers calculate that protecting just 5% more of the ocean could boost fisheries by as much as 20%.
Desalinating the oceans is energy-hungry business, so why not economically and sustainably capture the water vapor floating above the oceans with cruise ship-sized structures?
New research shows saltwater aquariums are a multi-billion dollar industry with more than 6 million hobbyists. That could mean a lot of people interested in protecting reefs.