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?

How many fish are in the sea?

Researchers are getting closer to an answer—and improved management—by identifying the DNA traces that fish leave behind in seawater