The future of krill – and all the marine wildlife that feed on them – is uncertain in the changing Southern Ocean. Krill biologist Stephen Nicol says they may be adaptable to climate change, but new technologies need to be deployed to study their enigmatic behavior.
Forget ‘Spidey sense’ – the seafloor-dwelling mantis shrimp can perceive light and colors invisible to humans. Scientists are investigating its complex and utterly bizarre vision system and how it could help create advanced underwater cameras, medical devices and robots.
Removing a thick fishing rope from a highly fertile whale’s jaw was a priority for scientists who fear the species may be in terminal decline
For years, scientists have disagreed about which species of baleen whale came first, and how the toothless species were related.
The deaths of around 150 pilot whales on an Australian beach is just the latest in a long line of mass casualties.
Marine mammal expert Dr. Regina Eisert thought minke whales were a little boring until she captured some striking footage of one swimming underwater near Antarctica. Now she thinks they’re beautiful.
To Shirley Pomponi the sea sponges lining her office shelves are more than colorful specimens; they’re potentially lifesaving creatures, some of which could hold the complex secrets to cures for cancers and other diseases.
All shark releases so far have been public events, with the public and various dive clubs and organisations coming along to wave the sharks off.
You are more likely to die from a bicycle accident, lightning strike, or mauling by alligator or bear than from a shark attack.
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing the abundance of fishes within and outside marine protected areas (MPAs).