A trial of ways to cool turtle nests is underway in Queensland’s Far North as global warming threatens turtle populations throughout the tropics.
No one knows just how many species live in the Amazon rainforest—scientists estimate that it’s home to one-third of the world’s animal and plant species. There are still thousands out there waiting to be discovered—like these six new catfish with faces covered in tentacles.
The American blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is an invasive voracious alien species, with no known predators and with high reproductive and survival rates, which has now spread throughout the Mediterranean.
New research finds that deaths caused by human activities are not just impacting individual North Atlantic right whales and their immediate family units…
Mesophotic reefs reside, by definition, at depths of 30 to 150 meters (100 to 500 feet). They support a variety of fish and species of soft corals like this one in Palau in the western Pacific.
In some areas, killer whales feed primarily on sea mammals and big fish like tuna and sharks and are then threatened by PCBs. In areas where the killer whales primarily feed on small fish like herring, they are less threatened.
Just 30 of the prehistoric fish known to exist, raising fears oil wells will push it to extinction
There are more than 500 known species of sharks the world — most of them you’ve probably never heard of. In fact, almost 16 percent of all sharks are threatened with extinction (ranked as Vulnerable or higher by the IUCN).
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, but much of its lifecycle remains shrouded in mystery. These gentle giants gather in just a handful of places around the globe – something which has long baffled scientists – but our new research has started to explain why.
Researchers hope tagging efforts will yield new insights into mantas’ life cycle and behavior, including their migration from what could be the first confirmed nursery for juveniles in the Gulf of Mexico.