Florida’s Blue Holes: Oases in the Sea
Scientists explore mysterious blue holes scattered throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
A Decade After Deepwater
A decade after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, experts still study its harmful impacts.
Peru’s Desert Penguins
Scientists study the adorable Humboldt penguins that nest along Peru’s desert coastline.
American Samoa's Resilient Coral Reefs
Experts study what makes American Samoa’s coral reefs more resilient than reefs elsewhere.
The Cordell Bank: A National Treasure
Discover California’s Cordell Bank, a little-known ecological Eden.
Scientists study the various harmful algal blooms which are impacting Florida.
Corals in Crisis
Experts study a new disease that is devastating Florida’s fragile coral reefs.
Mystery of the Humpback Whale Song
Scientists in Hawaii study the purpose of humpback whale song.
Dolphins: Breaking the Code
A scientist dedicates her career to studying wild dolphin communication in the Bahamas.
Researchers investigate a tiny, non-native species on a shipwreck near Key West.
Lords of the Wetlands
Scientists and conservationists work together to save the American crocodile in Jamaica.
Fishing the Flats for Science
Experts study bonefish, tarpon & permit, the fishes coveted by fly anglers on the flats.
The Future of Seafood
Scientists work with the private sector to develop sustainable offshore aquaculture.
Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions
Experts study the cause and effects of Florida’s toxic algal blooms.
The Fate of Carbon
Scientists study how increased levels of CO2 impact how carbon cycles through the seas.
Scientists study manta rays in Mexico’s remote Revillagigedo Archipelago.
Sponges: Oldest Creatures in the Sea?
Are sponges the oldest creatures in the sea? DNA research has cast doubt on that theory.
Manatees: Conserving a Marine Mammal
Each winter, scientists head to Crystal River, Florida, to study manatees gathered there.
Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory
The Maug Islands are a natural laboratory for scientists studying ocean acidification.
Beneath the Bridge
Florida’s Blue Heron Bridge is popular with divers because of its rich marine life.
Sea Turtles: The Lost Years
Researchers are beginning to understand where sea turtles go during their “lost years."
Grand Cayman’s Famous Stingrays
Dr. Guy Harvey and his team study the impact of ecotourism on Cayman’s iconic stingrays.
Billfish: Battle on the Line?
Researchers study billfish in the eastern Pacific to protect the animals from overfishing.
The Secret Sex Life of Fish
Discover the unique ways some fish species change sex during their lifetime.
In the deep sea, strange flowerlike animals flourish in the dark.
Biggest Fish in the Sea
The world’s largest known gathering of whale sharks occurs just off the coast of Mexico.
Galápagos: Windows into the Future
Scientists study how climate change may impact corals in the Galapagos Islands.
Scientists conduct research in South Florida to save the endangered Smalltooth Sawfish.
A scientist studies coral hybrids to see if they are hardier than their parents.
Underwater archaeologists scour the seafloor for clues to our maritime past.
Creatures of the Deep
Researchers study the fishes that live in the deep, cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Reefs of Rangiroa
Scientists are on a six-year mission to study remote coral reefs around the world.
Scientists use satellite tags and DNA forensic tools to study the ultimate apex predator.
Florida scientists identify microbial communities in their quest to save coral reefs.
The Cayman Islands are a hope spot for the endangered Nassau Grouper.
Researchers study the surprising behaviors of Florida’s coastal carnivores.
In the waters of the Atlantic and Caribbean, a voracious alien predator has taken hold.
Scientists are developing coral restoration techniques.
The oceans are part of America’s newest medical frontier.
After the Spill
What effects did the Gulf oil spill have on marine ecosystems in the region?
No Fish Left Uncounted
Fish counts help scientists to evaluate the health of fish populations in a National Park.
Sentinels of the Seas
Legacy contaminants seriously affect the health of Florida’s beloved bottlenose dolphins.
Seagrasses and Mangroves
Seagrass beds link offshore coral reefs with coastal mangrove forests.
Sinking the Vandenberg
The USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg attracts divers to the Florida Keys.
After being fished to near extinction, Goliath Groupers are making a comeback in Florida.
Mission to Inner Space
Scientists at the world’s only underwater lab study the impacts of ocean acidification.
Corals of the Deep
Scientists scan the ocean floor to find deep sea corals threatened by bottom trawling.
Farming the Sea
Scientists develop sustainable aquaculture methods to take the pressure off wild fish.