Promising results for eelgrass restoration using sand-capping

This spring, excavators spread tons of sand on the seafloor outside a small island on the Bohus coast in an attempt to improve living conditions for eelgrass. Now, a follow-up study shows that the eelgrass shoots have more ...

South Pacific islanders stay afloat despite losing tourists

Although COVID-19 lockdowns severely affected the financial wellbeing of people dependent on tourism, the social, mental and physical well-being of South Pacific islanders living in the region's main tourist destinations ...

How genetic islands form among marine molluscs

Usually, the individuals of a population of marine species that have the potential to disperse over long distances all share a similar genetic composition. Yet every now and then, at small, localized sites, small groups of ...

Philippine volcano belches dark plume, villagers evacuated

A small volcano near the Philippine capital belched a dark plume of steam and ash into the sky in a brief explosion Thursday, prompting officials to start evacuating thousands of villagers from high-risk areas.

Enormous flock of declining shorebird discovered in South Carolina

It's not every day that someone discovers a new-to-science bird migration spectacle. It's even more unexpected that such an encounter—in this case, tens of thousands of shorebirds gathering during their annual journey north—would ...

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