Evolution of earthquake-induced tsunami in a bay traversed by a strike-slip fault. Colors indicate sea-surface height relative to undisturbed water level; wave height may exceed 2 m in some places. Top: Instantaneous tsunami generation phase coincident with earthquake propagation; Middle: postseismic tsunami generation phase, in which gravity-driven tsunami waves dominate; […]

Porites lobata forms the foundation of many coral reefs in Hawaii and throughout the tropical Pacific (location: Olawalu Maui). Credit: Zac Forsman A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced environmental stressors have a […]

Typical flowering plants on sand dunes on the Spanish coast. Credit: Mick Hanley, University of Plymouth Coastal plant communities are a crucial element of global sea defences but are increasingly threatened by the human-induced effects of climate change, according to new research. Rising sea levels and the increased frequency and […]

Example of offshore transport by an eddy in the California Current System. Arrow shows location of ocean eddy. Note increased carbon content in its interior compared to surrounding waters. Credit: University of Georgia The 200-mile zone that hugs the curvature of the coast bursts with life, from phytoplankton to whales. […]