Secrets of the 'mermaid's purse' explored in new study
Researchers at SF State have clarified part of the family tree of sea creatures called skates, shedding light on the evolution of a novel reproductive strategy in two skate species. Their study was published ...
Mass sea star deaths off US west coast puzzle scientists
Starfish have been mysteriously dying by the millions in recent months along the US west coast, worrying biologists who say the sea creatures are key to the marine ecosystem.
Scientists apologise for failing to make girl a dragon
Australia's national science agency has issued a rare apology to a seven-year-old girl for not being able to make her a fire-breathing dragon, blaming a lack of research into the mythical creatures.
New organization brings together top researchers to sequence genomes of invertebrates
Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you're ...
60 possible new species found in Suriname forest (Update)
Braving perilous river rapids in Suriname's rainforest, international scientists found six frogs and 11 fish that are among 60 creatures that may be new species, a tropical ecologist with a U.S.-based conservation ...
Georgia Aquarium exhibits preserved sea creatures
The Georgia Aquarium is giving visitors the chance to peer inside the bodies of giant sea creatures.
'Whale Spotting' app seeks to reduce ship strikes (Update)
U.S. federal officials trying to reduce the number of whales that are struck and killed by ships sailing in and out of San Francisco Bay are testing a new smartphone application that could help locate the mammals more accurately.
Beluga whales create art in Japan aquarium
Beluga whales at an aquarium near Tokyo are learning how to paint pictures as part of an autumn art programme for visitors, an official said Wednesday.
Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change
Scientists expect climate change and warmer oceans to push the fish that people rely on for food and income into new territory. Predictions of where and when species will relocate, however, are based on broad ...
Whales feel the (sun)burn
Whales have been shown to increase the pigment in their skin in response to sunshine, just as we get a tan.
Prehistoric giant fish could grow more than 16 metres long
The skeletal remains of the biggest fish ever to have swum the seas have revealed just how massive the prehistoric creature could grow.
Study offers clues about how conodonts used earliest vertebrate teeth
Scientists sequence genome of human's closest invertebrate relative
(Phys.org) —Botryllus schlosseri, a small sea creature, can regenerate its entire body from its blood vessels alone. Stanford researchers hope that sequencing its genome will lead to advances in regenerative ...
The 'genetics of sand' may shed new light on evolutionary process over millions of years
An evolutionary ecologist at the University of Southampton, is using 'grains of sand' to understand more about the process of evolution. Dr Thomas Ezard is using the fossils of microscopic aquatic creatures ...