And there's a very disconcerting reason behind it.
A ship carrying submarines that will transport British scientists to the unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean is preparing to set sail from a German port, at the start of a three-year mission to unlock the secrets of one of the world's last great frontiers.
Future summers at the beach are going to be interesting.
Bin: don't flush
Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans each year
Working aboard the Aquarius can be a 'grim job'.
A chunk bigger than Mexico has disappeared.
Where has it been hiding?
The cochlear "recovered significantly"