Articles (Ocean)

Art and Coexistence with Nature
(Earth Sciences)

With the emergence of huge pollution issues, artists attempted to find solutions to preserve the environment; as such, new types of art have emerged.


Keystone Species and Their Role in Ecosystems
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Keystone species are those that help maintain the balance and survival of an ecosystem; without them, the ecosystem would drastically change, or it would completely disappear. As the name implies, these species are the keystone the ecosystem is based on; they are particularly important because, if they disappear, no other species can replace them. Keystone species are usually predators, but they might also include fungi and plants.


How Do Fish Breathe?
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

There are some living organisms that cannot breathe the same way that mammals do because they do not have lungs, such as fish. If fish have a respiratory system similar to that of mammals, a single breath underwater will fill its lungs with fluids, making them useless.


Could Coral Reefs Adapt to Climate Change?
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

The Red Sea in eastern Egypt is full of coral reefs that people from all over the world come just to take pictures next to them and enjoy watching them while diving. However, changes to Earth's climate in recent years have made coral reefs more vulnerable than before. Will they someday lose and be deprived of their habitats? This is what we explore in this article.


The Incredibles
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Our ecosystems consist of armies of creatures; without their presence the whole ecosystem will collapse.


Life Under Ice Does Not Take a Winter Break
(Earth Sciences)

It has always been understood that life under ice takes the winter season off, but studies have found that life under the ice is very much active.


Athletic by Nature (3): Sharks Are Fast and Furious
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Sharks can hardly be outswam, which is no wonder given their more than 400-million-year evolutionary history in the ocean.


The Treasures of the Red Sea (3): Distinctive Treasures
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

The great diversity of the Red Sea is not limited only to its wide variety of fishes, but there are plenty of other distinctive sea creatures.


The Treasures of the Red Sea (2): Endemic Treasures
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Egypt’s Red Sea remains calm and peaceful season after season, but underneath its surface a world full of motion and life that dances all around.


Plastic Waste: The Monster that Threatens Us
(Earth Sciences)

Since human beings started using plastic, life has become so much easier; as a result, plastic has accumulated and flooded our world, unleashing a monster that is suffocating Earth.


Spacecrafts’ Final Destination
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Have you ever wondered where do spacecrafts and satellites go after they complete their mission in space?


Marine Heat Waves
(Earth Sciences)

Marine heat waves are defined as a duration when the water surface temperature is 90% warmer than prior sea surface temperatures; this may last from days to months.

Smart Machines Exploring the World Oceans
(Earth Sciences)

The oceans carry numerous species that are yet to be discovered; the robotics industry and artificial intelligence are making the process much more accessible and affordable.


Marine Medical Miracles
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Over the years, marine organisms have attracted much attention as potential sources for medicine.


Meet the Barracuda Fish
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

Barracudas are scary nocturnal gnawing fish; they attack their prey and tear them apart with their dagger-like teeth.


Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Marine Ecology
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

As personal protective items were heavily used due to their effective role in preventing Covid-19 infection, a serious environmental problem has emerged.


The Benguela Marine Ecosystem
(Microorganism, Animal and Plant Life)

One of the most precious resources that have been facing many challenges is the Benguela Marine Ecosystem, which runs along southwestern Africa and the coastline of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.


Acidification Attack
(Earth Sciences)

The introduction of massive amounts of CO2 into the seas is altering water chemistry and affecting the life cycles of many marine organisms, particularly those at the lower end of the food chain.


The Mysterious Case of the Bermuda Triangle
(Earth Sciences)

As mysterious as it would read, when you dig deeper, the case becomes less puzzling!

Sea Floor Geology
(Earth Sciences)

Geological oceanography is a field that studies the ocean floor’s history and structure; that is, studying the solid rocks and basins where the oceans lie. 


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