2016 wasn’t all bad: Stubborn environmental problems were livened up thanks to new solutions, “gee whiz” discoveries and mysterious orbs
This year, the Great Barrier Reef was found to be hiding another reef beneath it. (Alamy)
What a year it’s been. Major headlines ran the gamut from optimistic to alarming. Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal team has pulled together, in no particular order, the ocean stories that caught our attention. Read more.