Whale's tail coming out of water (Courtesy of Ocean Alliance)

Take flight with SnotBot for a new view of whales [video]

A drone has been modified to fly through whale breath, collecting a trove of data on whale health — DNA, hormones, bacteria and other chemicals.
Image of satellite in orbit over the sea (Spire)

This tiny satellite can haul in illegal fishing fleets

Indonesia has a new tool to spot illegal fishing boats. It’s about the size of a shoebox and weighs only 4.5 kilograms.
SecrJohn Kerry speaking at lectern, large Our Ocean sign in background (State Dept.)

Where are the new marine protected areas?

The world just got 40 new marine protected areas covering 4 million square kilometers to protect the ocean from overfishing and pollution.
Leonardo DiCaprio standing in front of fish banner backdrop (© AP Images)

Leonardo DiCaprio unveils new, free tech to protect fish

Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio has launched Global Fishing Watch, which teams up with tech giants to use satellites for spotting illegal fishing.
Fish swimming over a patch of bleached coral in Hawaii (© AP Images)

Here’s how Hawaii hopes to battle coral bleaching

Global warming is causing Hawaii's coral reefs to bleach. State officials look to the advice of scientists and NGOs for the most effective solution.
Yellow urchins clinging to coral in dark water (© AP Images)

Obama creates 1st marine national monument in Atlantic

The new national monument will preserve nearly 13,000 square kilometers of marine area from fishing, drilling and mining in an effort to protect #OurOcean.
Two people fishing, silhouetted against sky (© AP Images)

How to stop ocean warming

The ocean has absorbed 93 percent of the heat from global warming since the 1970s, scientists conclude in a new report that calls for worldwide action.
Man looking at fish in aquarium (© AP Images)

Speedy fish can’t outswim human demand

Humans depend on fish and oceans for survival, and the world is finally waking up to the dangers of overfishing and the importance of preserving fisheries.
Fish made of recycled products in front of State Department (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Ocean art at State Department illustrates threat to marine life

A colorful fish made of plastic debris recovered from the ocean is displayed outside of the State Department to bring awareness of polluted waters.