A deal between Boeing and Liquid Robotics, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, means fleets of seafaring robots will augment existing military aircraft and ships in monitoring the seas.
With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.
A team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.
The Nereus unmanned deep-sea vehicle is lost at sea after attempting a dramatic dive into an ocean trench.
NASA cracks the mystery of a large group of lights seen off the coast of Argentina, far from any town.
As oceans become overfished, polluted, and warmer, the X Prize foundation is looking to the public to come up with ideas for three new challenges to pose to the world's top innovators.
Researchers are developing a "deep-sea computing network" that could bring Wi-Fi access underwater to better detect tsunamis, collect data, and monitor offshore activity.
Every month, YouTubers watch 6 billion hours of video. That's how long Homo sapiens have existed -- times three. Venkat Panchapakesan is the person figuring out how to deliver it all.
"Coaxing Sea-Monkeys to swim when and where you want them to is even more difficult than it sounds," says Caltech scientist studying the critters' impact on ocean currents.
Beating out four fellow finalists, Tracy Villareal wins the PacX Challenge with a proposal to compare ocean data collected by satellites with data collected on the surface of the ocean.