Planet Earth stories

There are 122 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Oceans".

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1. Listening in: Sounds of minke whales recorded for first time

The minke whale is one of the largest marine species regularly visiting the Scottish coast, but its secretive and unpredictable lifestyle means much of its behaviour remains a mystery.

Tags: Animals, Marine life, Oceans, Technology, UK
2. How are plankton changing?

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how plankton communities are changing in coastal waters and shelf seas around the UK.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Climate, Environmental change, Marine life, Oceans, UK
3. Plastics are being glued together in the ocean

Glue-like substances secreted by bacteria are sticking tiny particles of plastic together in the ocean to form larger masses.

Tags: Marine life, Oceans, Plastics, Pollution
4. Missing ocean monitoring instrument found after five years at sea

Early Christmas present for the National Oceanography Centre as missing deep-ocean lander is found after five years lost at sea.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Oceans, Sea level change, Technology
5. The plastics journey: Where are we now?

While plastics have many benefits, plastic waste is a serious form of pollution, particularly in our oceans. Here we take a look at the history of plastics and where we are now.

Tags: Conservation, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
6. From "trivial issue" to primetime TV: A researcher's journey through plastic

It is a rare TV programme that has the instant impact of David Attenborough's Blue Planet II.

Tags: Conservation, Health, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
7. Scientists closing in on source of Shetland tsunamis

Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Oceans, Soils, Tsunamis, UK
8. Sydney rock oysters shrinking due to coastal acidification

Sydney rock oysters, found only in the waters of Australia and New Zealand, are getting smaller due to coastal acidification, a new report has found.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Farming, Fish, Food, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution
9. Sea robots show Arctic climate change

Underwater robots have uncovered new evidence about life in the Arctic and, for the first time, revealed the moment the region's marine ecosystem springs into life after the dark winter season.

Tags: Arctic, Climate, Environmental change, Ice, Marine life, Oceans, Sustainability, Technology, UK
10. Mining for answers in the ocean's archives

With a death toll of more than 250,000 people, the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 was one of the most devastating disasters of recent history.

Tags: Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Oceans, Tsunamis

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