The next time someone asks you where the biggest ocean is, point them toward Jupiter. While Earth harbours about 320 million cubic miles (1,333 cubic km) of water, our planet is practically a desert compared to the rest of the Solar System.

A moon of Jupiter called Europa,…

Read more: These ocean worlds reveal just how little water we have on Earth

Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home.

A group of international scientists has new evidence that coral reef fish - which struggle to adapt to the warmer ocean temperatures brought about by global climate change -…

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The ocean circulation that is responsible for England's mild climate appears to be slowing down. The shift is not sudden or dramatic, as in the 2004 sci-fi movie "The Day After Tomorrow," but it is a real effect that has consequences for the climates of eastern North America…

Read more: Atlantic Ocean's slowdown tied to changes in the Southern Hemisphere

Kenya’s first oceanographic survey ship, RV Mtafiti, has embarked on a five-day cruise along the South Coast. The Sh3.5 billion ship is fitted with advanced equipment that can detect marine resources. The ship, which was donated to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kemfri) by the Belgian government in 2014, embarked…

Read more: Kenya's first survey ship embarks on 5-day cruise along South Coast

African coastal countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) rely heavily on fishing and related employment, yet these livelihoods are all under threat due to declining fish stocks. Coastal erosion and shoreline habitat loss have taken a toll on poor coastal communities that are the most vulnerable to…

Read more: Africa leads in the pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy

1 September 2016 – Addressing an African ministerial conference, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency today stressed the need to mitigate the impacts of climate change and illegal fishing on oceans and coastal communities as fisheries and aquaculture emerge as driving forces behind the transformation of…

Read more: UN agriculture chief stresses role of healthy oceans as drivers of Africa’s prosperity