Researchers compared LEGO bricks that have washed up to pristine sets from the 1970s and 1980s to calculate their lifespan.
Plastic covered in algae and micro-organisms could be releasing a smell that encourages sea turtles to mistake it for food.
Clues in ancient rock suggest the early Earth did not have continents like we have today, but was covered by an ocean.
The latest feat comes ahead of a new film out next month dedicated to Natalia Molchanova, who held 42 world records before she went missing on a dive in Spain in 2015.
The animal measured more than 13 feet in length, according to marine researcher Darren Stevens.
Around a million common murres are thought to have died from starvation after a 2015-16 heatwave ravaged their food supply.
"Mother nature is unforgiving," the Oregon Coast Guard division wrote on Facebook. "Beaches along the Pacific Northwest are rugged and remote. Always know the current ocean conditions."
Sunny skies, high pressures and gentle winds have triggered a marine heatwave in the South Pacific currently heading towards South America.
The anglerfish was filmed during a dive off the southwest coast of Florida on November 19.
The new estimate based on samples collected in California 8.3 million per cubic meter—not ten as previously calculated.
A research scientist in Hawaii says she found a message in a bottle written by a 1998 kindergarten class in Washington State. It's only one of several recently reported "message in a bottle" discoveries.
A tourist off the coast of Tahiti was left severely injured following a rare shark attack in the region.
The cetacean had died after getting caught in a fishing net. Scientists say the netting had become jammed in the whale's baleen.
A large iceberg has broken away from Antarctica's Amery ice shelf, in a natural process scientists call a "calving" event.
"We brought in waste styrofoam and other coastal trash gathered from nearby areas so the 600 participants could carry out clean-up activities," said Lee Dong-jin, mayor of Jindo County, South Korea.
With a combined crew of 300, spread over 30 voyage legs, we'll journey through our planet's most vital and diverse marine environments.
Phillip Williamson, lead author for the ocean chapter of the report, told Newsweek: "Our planet won't be the same again."
While not a perfect experiment, the former NASA engineer came to a conclusion.
Jellyfish larvae can get trapped in bathing suits and sting the skin.
NOAA scientists witnessed the event while searching for World War Two shipwreck the Bloody Marsh.
The aquifer stretches from Massachusetts to New Jersey—the biggest formation of its kind ever found.
"Plastic pollution is not just a city, river or sea problem," the study's co-author told Newsweek.
Scientists analyzed the 2011 Japan earthquake to better understand the global carbon cycle.
More than 50 percent of the world's oceans will change color if global temperatures continue to rise on their current trajectory.
The masses of plastic could starve deep-sea ecosystems and hard animals, scientists fear.
Some 5,000 feet beneath the surface of the sea lies a world of weird and wonderful species.