Oceanographer Kate Stafford explains how climate change and loss of sea ice may affect marine life in unpredictable ways.
Researchers from the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium have just promoted a new ingredient in the battle against global warming as well as food and energy insecurity: marine microalgae.
The Gulf of Mexico houses an unusual underwater lake of extremely dense and salty water that has been dubbed the “Jacuzzi of Despair" because of its ability to kill any sea creature that drifts into its waters. What makes it such an inhospitable environment? Harsh salt deposits that bubble up along with methane.
Super Typhoon Nepartak is no anomaly. Rising oceanic temperatures are intensifying major currents, which will result in hotter and stormier weather over the next one hundred years.
Sand tiger sharks were recently found to have more involved social networks than expected for a fish.
A juvenile humpback whale was spotted this week in Boston Harbor near a Hyatt Regency. Was it seeking upscale lodging?
In the dark polar night, when the moon appears over the horizon, things happen. That is, the huge mass of tiny marine life, or zooplankton, take on a migration in order not to be viewed by their light-seeing predators.
In learning about more than 70 marine fungi, a recent study turned up a new branch on the tree of life.
Several patrons of a grocery store in Bangor, Maine recently saw eels swimming in the parking lot during a heavy rain.
Fish in the open ocean have certain tricks up their non-sleeves. That is, special skin factors allow them to be more reflective than a mirror. Researchers think the key to this fish camouflage might be useful for materials scientists and the military.
Chitons, a type of marine mollusk, have a multitude of eyes in their hard, horned shells. Basically, they're seeing as well as protecting themselves with a tough exterior. If they see predators, they can latch tight to the surface below them. Researchers think this could help in certain materials designs.
Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is responding to two years of mass coral bleaching with a management program. They will gather scientific opinion and build next steps for making reefs more resilient. Some groups feel that the aquarium trade should stop gathering fish; others disagree with this.