Two scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have finally given a name to a mini eyeless catfish that was first caught nearly 40 years ago.
New animal species have been found from the ocean floor of the southwest Indian Ocean. The amazing marine discovery was made by scientists from the University of Southampton in an undersea hot springs roughly 2.8 kilometres deep, at Longqi, also known as “Dragon's Breath,” 2000 kilometres southeast of Madagascar.
Dubbed as the "Western Pacific Biotwan,”scientists Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center have recorded a remarkable sound coming from Mariana Trench Marine National Monument the deepest known part of the Earth’s oceans.
A new study has found that dust storms (which carries beneficial nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron) could positively affect the biogeochemical cycle in downwind sea regions, boost marine life productivity, and decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations.
A new study showed that ocean warming and acidification is decreasing the abundance and fatty acids composition of copepods, resulting to a decrease food quality for fishes.
The lionfish is a species alien to the Mediterranean Sea, but an increase in sightings has signaled the start of a lionfish invasion. Climate change resulting in warmer water has opened the door to the lionfish threat.
Whales have "strong social cohesion," meaning they do not leave others of their kind even if it means death.
Sand tiger sharks were recently found to have more involved social networks than expected for a fish.
In an important campaign to bring in more research money for the unique population of belugas in the St. Lawrence, whose waters are downstream from the industrialized Great Lakes, sponsors are being found as part of the opportunity to "Adopt a Beluga." Wouldn't you like a blubbery, chirpy small whale?
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.
Butterflyfish depend on food and shelter provided by coral reefs, but they steer clear of those that have come in contact with seaweed. Researchers suggest this may be a strong indicator of their awareness of reef health.
In learning about more than 70 marine fungi, a recent study turned up a new branch on the tree of life.
Even corals adapted to warmer waters, such as those living along reefs in Kimberly Australia, are particularly vulnerable to climate change and increased rates of bleaching.