The toothy apex predators, killer whales aka orcas, have a family side. A new calf was born off the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia a few years ago. All calves live their lives near mothers or grandmothers, in matrilineal pods.
After making the most comprehensive study of fish species in the Salish Sea (the body of water that includes Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, University of Washington researchers have reported that species diversity there has increased 14 percent.
Having successfully restored kelp forests to the Pacific Ocean off Laguna Beach, Calif., marine biologist Nancy Caruso is now fundraising for a restoration project of the iconic abalone, to try to bring back the West Coast's "lobster."
A new species recently added to the desmostylia group suggests that the hippo-sized suction-feeders were a more diverse group of animals than previously thought and ate in a very unique way.
Today on the Internet has been declared #FlatsharkFriday. There are more than 500 rays and skates -- the "flatsharks" in question, all related to sharks. As public opinion turns in favor of sharks, scientists would like to see rays get attention, too.
Fish extend their jaws to decrease the distance between them and their prey. This evolutionary feeding advantage is known as jaw protrusion.
Cape Restio shrubs produce large, dark nuts that mimic antelope droppings and trick dung beetles into planting them, ultimately helping the shrubs become more widespread.
Elephants have a strong internal defense system that ultimately enhances the animal's resistance to cancer, a new study revealed. Scientists could ultimately use this to better prevent cancer in humans.
A newly launched search in Mexico's Sea of Cortez has reportedly found several vaquita marina porpoises, one of the most critically endangered animals in the world. This reassures conservationists that the vaquita isn't extinct yet. However, that doesn't mean the tiny animals are in good shape.
Ancient birds had an intricate arrangement of muscles and ligaments that controlled the main feathers of their wings. This suggests that some were able to fly as well as modern birds.
On an island (no, not *that* island) of New York City that has 12,300 acres of protected park land, resident Lawrence Pugliares is known for his sharp and story-full shots of nesting eagles and osprey along the waterfronts--and photos of insects that express both wit and respect.
A new study confirms that a well-preserved fetus and soft tissues were found in 48-million-year-old fossils of a small horse-like species.
Embedded in the genetic code of several snake species was DNA that generally controls the development and growth of limbs in other animals.
Have you ever wondered why giraffes have such long necks? It turns out modern giraffes underwent a series of vertebrae elongation stages that ultimately gave them their extremely long necks.