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A great white shark breaches out of the water.

Killer whales feast on the livers of great white sharks — just one orca sighting can keep the sharks away for a year

The carnivorous stars of "Jaws" have some competition from an even more ferocious predator. Great white sharks, it seems, are afraid of killer whales.
Since 1957, the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) has been towed over 6.5 million nautical miles in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas.

Scientists have a new way to estimate how often ocean animals get tangled in plastic — and it could explain why so many whales are washing up de...

The amount of plastic in the North Atlantic Ocean is increasing, a study shows, and the number of entanglements went up 10-fold between 2000 and 2016.
A contract worker rakes oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off a beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Oil-eating microbes found in the deepest part of the ocean could help clean up man-made oil spills

Scientists found oil-eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. These microbes could help clean up oil spills on the ocean surface.
A rescue ship works to extinguish the fire on the stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea.

12 of the most devastating man-made ocean disasters in history, from Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon

Disasters like oil spills pollute the ocean and kill marine life. Since 1967, there have been more than 9,500 tanker oil spills around the globe.
"The Day After Tomorrow" movie exaggerates the possible effects of the Atlantic Ocean circulation coming to halt, but the movie doesn't get everything wrong.

The film ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ foretold a real and troubling trend: The ocean’s water-circulation system is weakening

The Hollywood disaster film "Day After Tomorrow" foretold an abrupt climate shift that could be within the realm of possibility.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

People are using the viral ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s happening to our planet

The "10-year challenge" that really matters: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have already changed our planet in the past decade.

The oceans are the hottest they’ve been since we started measuring — which means we should prepare for more disastrous flooding and storms...

New data show that oceans are heating up 40% faster than we thought. Warmer oceans mean higher sea levels and more coastal flooding.
James Blunt.

We asked James Blunt what he’d do if he was the editor of Business Insider for a day: Here’s what he came up with

He assigned us a package of stories on marine pollution and the damage we're doing to the sea.
The Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus).

We’re accidentally driving this extremely ugly fish to extinction

The wolffish is being hunted to extinction and — unlike the panda or the snow leopard — isn't cute enough to for people to want to save it.

‘Electric pulse fishing’ is illegal and it’s turning the ocean into a graveyard — here’s why fishermen are doing it anyw...

Electric pulse fishing involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water, then shocks the fish.