Biologist explains the science of 'de-extinction' in new book
Tired of answering questions about cloning mammoths, Beth Shapiro, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, wrote a book called How to Clone a Mammoth. (Spoiler Alert: You can't actually ...
Rare 'alien of the deep' goblin shark found in Australia
A rare sea creature described as an "alien of the deep" has been found off Australia and delivered to a museum which Tuesday showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body.
Sea creatures will get bigger and bigger (if we don't eat them first)
When life on Earth began around 3.6 billion years ago, all organisms were small. Indeed, it took some 2.5 billion years to evolve any organism that grows larger than a single cell.
Slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death
Slow and steady doesn't just win the race between a tortoise and a hare, with new Deakin University research showing sluggish, shy and slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death ...
Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing
Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
Tombs with mythical carvings found in Chinese city that was once along the Silk Road
Scientists examine mysterious tar mounds in the West African deep ocean
More than two thousand mounds of asphalt harbouring a wealth of deep-water creatures have been discovered up to two kilometres deep, off the coast of Angola. In a study published in the journal Deep-Sea Research ...
Rising ocean acidity threatens sea life
Researchers in Exeter have found that sea creatures will be affected by rising ocean acidity.
Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins
More than 100 years since they were first discovered, some of the world's most bizarre fossils have been identified as distant relatives of humans, thanks to the work of University of Adelaide researchers.
Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows
The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Closer look at ancient giant sea scorpion suggests poor vision limited its hunting abilities
Behind a marine creature's bright green fluorescent glow
Pushing closer to understanding the mechanisms behind the mysterious glow of light produced naturally by certain animals, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have deciphered ...