David Gill / School of Schoolmasters (Lutjanus apodus) and grunts (Haemulidae) within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve in Belize. Enlarge At 582,578 square miles, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is not just the United States’ largest marine protected area—it’s currently the largest marine protected area in the world. The monument, a […]


Illinois Pondweed shown on the AERF symbol of the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation Important microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research suggests. Phytoplankton, which also act as an essential food supply for fish, can increase the rate at […]


The first underwater images of True’s beaked whales offered insights into their coloration patterns and group behavior. (Credit: Roland Edler) True’s beaked whale sightings are so rare, that scientists who devote careers to studying these animals may never actually witness one swimming in the wild. But thanks to an international team […]