During the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, the whaling industry reduced the population of humpback whales across the globe to near extinction. But now, the large mammals known for their haunting songs may be bouncing back in some places. Recently, more female humpbacks in the Southern Ocean are giving birth to more calves, reports Karen Weintraub for The New York Times.
Marine heat waves have increased by 54% between 1925 and 2016, leading to an increase in coral reefs bleaching and marine animals dying. Read the full story.
Every creature living underwater is affected by plastic pollution in our oceans and corals are no different. It turns out that corals have a taste for dangerous plastic. Read the story.