Human beings have created a whole load of problems in the oceans. Sadly, though, they usually don’t want to hear about them. Last month, a group of ocean scientists and activists brainstormed ways to make the seas sound as amazing as they are. Check out new tools, studies and discoveries that could spark positive curiosity and empathy.
Dire ocean stats from Mission Blue, the Netflix original documentary about scientist Sylvia Earle.
Artist Shih Chieh Huang takes everyday objects—garbage bags, plastic bottles, food containers, old computer parts—and transforms them into surreal sea creatures. See his work, up close and personal.
Journalist James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate.
Wave bye bye to Nereus, which was 7 hours into a planned 9-hour dive exploring the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand when it went missing. Sad scientists think the machine might have imploded when it was 6.2 miles beneath the ocean surface.