The battered remains of what are likely two ships caught in pack ice in 1871 has been found by researchers in Arctic Alaska. The ships in question were part of a big stranding of 33 whaling ships that might have contributed to the end of whaling in the United States.
In Lakes Erie and Superior, the "vampiric" sucker-fish lamprey, which have been an invasive species in the Great Lakes since the early 20th century, will soon encounter a new biopesticide based on a mysterious fragrance.
One of the few females in a very small group of killer whales tracked off the Scottish west coast was found dead recently, after having been entangled in rope or nets. Researchers talk about prospects for the group.
A highly feared virus may have been found in a study of 1000 farmed and wild salmon in Washington state's neighbor British Columbia, in Canada, although the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has not declared presence of the virus. The recently published report on the study urges containment.
One marine-watcher in Cornwall, U.K. said he'd never seen a humpback whale in 60 years. But two showed up in the local bay recently.
Leopard sharks in a recent study were far more able to navigate when they had a clear sense of smell.
Hawksbill sea turtles in Hawaii, recently radiocarbon-dated, are now better-known in terms of age, reproductive maturity and growth rates. Their shells provide a "biological clock," according to a new study.
Forests in tropical areas are storing less carbon than previously thought, say the findings of a new study that looks at the ragged edges of deforested areas.
A furry rodent known for its white beard and very specific 247-acre habitat in California's Mojave Desert, the Amargosa vole, is highly threatened. New habitat just opened up for it in California. Will this help?
The National Robotics Initiative, with several U.S. governmental departments, will offer $3 million in grants, some of them for developing robotics programs for agriculture.
Just kidding. Beryllium stays. However, thanks to contributions from researchers from three nations including the United States, four new elements have been added to the periodic table, as the foremost source on chemical science announced recently.
Will the North Atlantic right whales appear in Florida for their usual migration? They're delayed this year, possibly because Florida has higher temperatures later in the season than usual. A marine science center is training volunteers to make sightings.
In 1953, a town was covered over by the Detroit Lake reservoir in Oregon. After four years of West Coast drought, parts of the town are now visible to all, preserved by low-oxygen conditions on the lake bed.
With tornadoes having hit Texas and other areas in recent days, and a 4.8 earthquake having been felt throughout western Washington after originating in British Columbia, will you be prepared for any natural events in your area in 2016? Your area has guidelines, and Seattle-area officials have tips too.
Signs of hope cropped up in 2015. Some of these included several new marine preserves being declared, in Chile, New Zealand and the U.S.; an anti-poaching group decreased poaching by a big percent in a South African preserve; and Chernobyl was discovered to be thriving with animal life, including wild boars.