Scientists recently picked up a distinct new sound using highly sensitive instruments: the hum of deep-water creatures at dusk and dawn as they move to and from the surface. Learning more about the mysterious sound could tell us more about response to climate and fishing.
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.
Researchers recently discovered that some phytoplankton species cause ice formation in clouds over arctic or remote oceans. The organic waste from this ocean plant life is ejected into the atmosphere via sea spray from breaking waves.
For a change, researches examined beach sand instead of beach water and found a surprising amount of pathogens that endanger beach goers. Here's what regulartors should be doing in light of these findings.
A recent study of almost 13 thousand marine species found that they don't have many options when climate change sets in. They will either have to relocate to other parts of the ocean or face extinction.
Iron stored in glaciers is running off into certain Antarctic coast marine areas, feeding phytoplankton and thus the rest of the marine food chain.
NASA is bringing together marine and atmospheric scientists for a very unusual purpose. The space agency says that it wants to spy on phytoplankton from space.
In 2006, marine biologists Craig McClain and Jim Barry used the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's remotely operated vehicle to place 36 bundles of acacia wood on the sea floor of Monterey Canyon, 3,200 meters below the surface. Five years later, they retrieved the bundles. Now, a new release from the institute details their surprising findings.
Healthy fish communities contribute more amounts of nutrients to marine ecosystems, playing a significant role in the growth rate of organisms, according to a new study.
Dispersant used to clean up oil released in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deep Water Horizon spill in 2010 is 52 times more toxic than the oil alone, reveals a new study.
Marine mammals can help in learning new ways to make skin young and healthy, suggests a new study.