Ocean Stories

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?

It’s an unsinkable idea

The concept of settling the high seas is back—this time as a sustainable answer to sea-level rise, with an impressive team and UN support.

nbsp Oceanix floating city | AnthropocenenbspFloating cities fend off sea level rise floods and storms The United Nations supports creating sustainable floating cities as one answer to sealevel rise caused by flooding and bigger storms driven by climate change

The new wildlife in town: Sharks

While many land-based predators such as wolves avoid cities, scientists tracking sharks in Florida's Biscayne Bay found the fish spent just as much time near Miami as away from it.

nbsp sharks in the city | AnthropocenenbspThe new wildlife in town Sharks | Anthropocene Magazine While wolves and other land predators avoid cities the oceans top predators dont

Taming the Blue Frontier

Should the U.S. cultivate giant offshore fish farms in its piece of the sea or keep taking most of the fish we eat from foreign waters?

nbsp | AnthropocenenbspTaming the Blue Frontier