MIT researchers have figured out how seals use their unique whiskers to track prey and navigate.
Marine food chains may crumble in the wake of warming oceans and acidification, according to a global marine analysis. Even the slightest environmental change could have a much broader impact on a wider range of species than we realize.
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.
An alarming number of Guadalupe fur seals have died after stranding themselves along California's coast. As a result, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared an "Unusual Mortality Event" and is investigating why the marine animals are traveling so far from their natural habitats.
Wildlife refuges in every state are hosting walks, possible osprey sightings, and talks October 11-17. Refuges started with Pelican Island in Florida, founded by Pres. Teddy Roosevelt.
Climate change could warm ocean water temperatures to the point where king crabs could migrate to shallower Antarctica waters, drastically altering marine fauna along the continental shelf and causing widespread reduction in biodiversity.
Another whales has washed up on the shore of a wildlife refuge in the Bay Area. This time, the whale appears to be badly decomposed.
Scientists have found a new tool for combating Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS) that threaten the Great Barrier Reef: Household vinegar, which has proven to kill the starfish in lab settings and is a cheaper alternative to current drugs.
Researchers have been surveying bottom-dwellers in Antarctica for over two decades. After comparing high-resolution images, they found that an increasing amount of marine organisms are produced annually and they are storing surprisingly high amounts of carbon.
By studying both the beneficial nutrients and the harmful contaminants of fish collaboratively, Dartmouth researchers are able to better understand the pros and cons to eating seafood.
Elephant seals are a top predator in oceans, so they consume high quantities of mercury from their prey. However, during an annual shedding period, they release this toxin right back into the ocean. This has a significant impact on marine environments.
COTSbot to the rescue! A robotics team has developed a robot to eliminate the invasive crown-of-thorns (COTS) starfish, which is a huge threat to the Great Barrier Reef. What next, a robot for Lionfish in U.S. waters?
Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.
Minute plastic scrubbing beads from toothpastes and creams make their way past sewage receptors and into oceans, disrupting marine ecosystems. Researchers recently learned their numbers are more sobering than we knew.