A rare albino Risso's calf was recently spotted swimming with its mother in Monterey Bay, Calif.
A recent NOAA dive in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands revealed many new and unique species living deep in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
A blue whale and a few sperm whales were both seen recently by a whale-watch tour near Bar Harbor, Maine. Only six sperm whales have been seen by the operation in 33 years.
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.
Coral reefs throughout the Pacific are facing increasing rates of coral bleaching, according to the NOAA. This is a result of warming ocean temperatures and corals are expected to endure this stress through October.
North Carolina, where seals were rarely seen years ago, now has a colony or two. New England and California seal colonies are both up in number.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tagged a female hammerhead shark two months ago. With the use of satellite-tracking tag, the researchers observed the shark swimming unexpectedly far for food.
The 2015 Coastal Shark Survey, one of surveys that have taken place every two to three years since 1986, recorded 2,835 sharks that were captured and tagged for monitoring.
Researchers have successfully used a remote-controlled device for the first time to collect real-time breath samples from wild whales. Now experts are saying that this could set a precedent for future research, helping marine biology step away from old and invasive techniques in favor of whale-friendly tech.
Summer is upon us, and that means one frightening truth for those living around the Great Lakes; soon, their water will start turning disturbing greens, browns, and reds. Soon, signs will start appearing at your favorite watering holes that advise against swimming. And for Lake Erie, the worst harmful algae bloom (HAB) ever measured might be right around the corner.
Coming soon after NOAA released a plan for marine managers to deal with the dumped aquarium pet in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, a Savannah, Ga. benefit features lionfish in four chefs' presentations.
Trained rescuers freed a young whale from rope and buoy entanglement off False Bay, South Africa. Entanglement is a major cause of death for marine mammals each year, worldwide.
Helium leakage is taking place in a 30-mile stretch of the Los Angeles Basin, say researchers.
The nation's largest estuary has a slightly smaller oxygen-free zone this year, although researchers say it is still "significant."