State of the Oceans — Log 18

State of the Oceans — Log 18

Whale sharks may be partially vegan, the Bahamas’ famous conch shells could soon disappear, and the surprising impact of healthcare on climate.

State of the Oceans — Log 17

State of the Oceans — Log 17

Two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists recently came across something no one has ever seen before.

State of the Oceans — Log 16

State of the Oceans — Log 16

Bali bans single use plastics, South Korea bans bags, Japan withdraws from whaling in the Southern Ocean and the UK’s coastlines are thriving.

State of the Oceans — Log 15

State of the Oceans — Log 15

Whales ‘experienced’ the naval battles of WWII, the bottom of the ocean is humming and other mind-blowing news from the deep this week.

State of the Oceans — Log 14

State of the Oceans — Log 14

Over a million golden jellyfish have returned to a lake in Palau, and the Seychelles has expanded a vital marine protected area.

State of the Oceans — Log 12

State of the Oceans — Log 12

Japan’s whaling fleet sets sail, a new satellite system will hunt illegal fishing ships, humpback whale numbers are booming off Western Australia and more.

State of the Oceans — Log 11

State of the Oceans — Log 11

A giant iceberg breaks off from Antarctica, scientists create a ‘mother’ robot to seed baby corals and what are sperm whales up to in the Arctic?

State of the Oceans — Log 10

State of the Oceans — Log 10

The French Navy teams up with seabirds to fight illegal fishing, ocean warming is worse than we thought and Palau bans reef-killing sunscreen.

State of the Oceans — Log 9

State of the Oceans — Log 9

A crucial Antarctic meeting begins, scientists find plastic in our poop and the EU moves to ban single-use plastic.

State of the Oceans — Log 8

State of the Oceans — Log 8

Microplastics in table salt, dissolving sea shells, investigations into recycling fraud and new measures to protect sea life from plastic.

State of the Oceans — Log 7

State of the Oceans — Log 7

An urgent warning on climate change, scientists discover a ‘lost world’ in the ocean off Tasmania and why we all need to eat less meat.

State of the Oceans — Log 6

State of the Oceans — Log 6

In a huge victory for Arctic marine ecosystems, nine nations as well as the EU and Inuit groups have come together to sign a legally binding international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometers of the Arctic Ocean.

State of the Oceans — Log 5

State of the Oceans — Log 5

Kenya creates a Coast Guard, the UN launches a plastic program, the UK calls for more marine reserves and scientists explore the oceans with soft, robotic jellyfish.

State of the Oceans — Log 4

State of the Oceans — Log 4

Seven storms sweep across the world’s oceans, beluga whales adopt a juvenile narwhal and the world’s largest offshore windfarm opens.

State of the Oceans — Log 3

State of the Oceans — Log 3

Pacific nations have a new weapon in the fight against marine poachers, the UN makes progress on protecting the high seas and the world’s first hydrogen-powered train.

State of the Oceans — Log 2

State of the Oceans — Log 2

Making space for orca whales, the California plastic bag ban, NASA’s search for seas in space and the most important oceans meeting you’ve never heard of.

State of the Oceans — Log 1

State of the Oceans — Log 1

Protecting seahorses, exploring the deep ocean, saving the world’s last unspoiled coral reefs – welcome to your new weekly briefing on all things ocean.