Scientists have recently created the best, most comprehensive family tree of baleen whales, helping to shed light on this 40-million-year-old species, a new study says.
They weren't exactly there when it happened, so scientists were excited when they uncovered the birthing mystery of mighty mosasaurs, gigantic marine lizards that once roamed the ancient oceans.
It's no secret that ocean acidification caused by climate change is currently wreaking havoc on our oceans, but a new study shows that acidic oceans also triggered the greatest mass extinction ever on Earth.
It is no secret that in the midst of climate change, coral reefs around the world are suffering. However, a warming world is not the only factor putting these reefs in danger - overfishing also plagues these colorful ecosystems. And now new research offers a glimmer of hope, finding that fish are the answer to their problems.
Just after recent research warned that the world's most iconic ecosystems, including the Great Barrier Reef, may collapse under climate change, a new study is saying that this iconic site can in fact be saved.
It turns out that toxic oceans are to blame, at least in part, for an ancient mass extinction event that occurred over 200 million years ago, new research says.
It's no secret that climate change is wreaking havoc on our world's oceans, and now new research has shown that it can take marine life millennia to recover from climate change-related upheavals.
Deep ocean fish are facing a host of health problems that may be due to man-made pollution, according to a new study.
The Gulf Stream system, one of Earth's most important heat transport systems, is slower than ever before, and researchers warn that it may result in drastic climate impacts, according to a new study.
The United Kingdom is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in a remote part of the South Pacific, offering new, unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 marine species that call this place home.
Two major marine sanctuaries located off the northern California coast are to get a massive upgrade and more than double in size, the Obama administration and NOAA announced last week.
Believe it or not, astronomers are abuzz about another sea that may be a home for life, and it's not on Saturn's Titan or Enceladus, or Jupiter's icy satellite Europa. New observations have found that Europa's neighbor, Ganymede, which happens to be the largest moon in our solar system, may play host to a massive habitable ocean - one hiding just beneath its rugged surface.
It is well known that Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a subsurface ocean, but what scientists have just discovered are signs of current hydrothermal activity that may be warming up its seas enough for life to survive.
Researchers have determined that a primitive ocean on Mars may have once held more water than is currently found in Earth's vast Arctic Ocean. This paints a very different picture from the dusty Red Planet that we know today, and raises questions about where all that water could have gone.