Tropical rabbitfish are devastating algal forests in the Mediterranean Sea, and as the climate continues to warm, they can potentially threaten the region's entire ecosystem, according to new research.
Sharks act like brilliant mathematicians, according to new research, but they may not actually be the geniuses they appear to be.
A mother's response to a crying infant is a universal tug at the heart strings, regardless of traditional species barriers, according to a new study. This may help explain for some exceptionally stunning moments in nature, when mother predators adopt baby prey, or when utterly unrelated species care for one another.
Dogs are always seemingly always happy, smiling with their tongue hanging out, tail wagging, but this gives a false impression of a dog's true outlook on life. New research shows that dogs can be pessimists, not always looking on the bright side.
New research shows that when the scaly texture of shark skin is mimicked in hospital surfaces, it helps in the fight against such hospital superbugs.
A new study shows that the vibrant plumage of peacock doesn't affect the bird's flight.
As the hit animated film "Finding Nemo" taught us, clownfish typically spend their entire lives hiding in the protective tentacles of host anemones. But as it turns out, little Nemo's curiosity about the deep blue sea is not unheard of. In fact, baby clownfish sometimes travel hundreds of kilometers across the open ocean, promoting dispersal of offspring, according to new research.
Chimpanzees and humans have a lot in common, including engaging in coordinated attacks against perceived rivals, according to a new study.
Thanks to a new full-color display technology, scientists are now one step closer to creating artificial "squid skin" - camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background.
NOAA researchers operating the Exploration Vessel Nautilus have recently stumbled upon and captured images of an adorable creature that looks like something out of a cartoon, dubbed the "Dumbo" octopus.
A recent "observe and report" documentary about the incredibly rare Siberian tiger quickly became an all-out rescue mission after a team of conservationists and their camera crew stumbled upon three orphaned cubs. Now that incredible story is finally going to be shown to the public, revealing the mysterious and dangerous world of these dwindling cats.
A team of scientists in New Zealand have pulled up from the depths of the Antarctic a fabled colossal squid, only the second intact specimen ever found in the ocean.
Earlier this year, researchers sending robots and cameras down to the deepest depths stumbled upon what they are calling an incredibly rare and "stunning" sighting. A vibrantly purple siphonophore danced for the camera as it made its away just above the ocean floor.
A colony of wasps recently began constructing their intricate home on the outside of a wide attic window, giving the unfortunate (or fortunate?) home owner a unique cross-sectional view of a wasp nest in action.