Strange phallus-shaped creature provides crucial missing link: Discovery pushes fossil record back 200 million years
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal's Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery - a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada's ...
'Fish thermometer' reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
Sharks dive deep on moonlit nights
(Phys.org) —The Moon, water temperature and even time of day affect the diving behaviour of sharks, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.
Scientists discover new trigger for immense North Atlantic Ocean spring plankton bloom
On this July 4th week, U.S. beachgoers are thronging their way to seaside resorts and parks to celebrate with holiday fireworks. But across the horizon and miles out to sea toward the north, the Atlantic Ocean's ...
How do scientists predict the size of an oceanic 'dead zone'?
Later this month, NOAA will announce its prediction for how big the hypoxic "dead zone" will be in the Gulf of Mexico. This year the forecast will be based on an ensemble that incorporates the results of ...
Fresh hope for stranded Florida whales
Thirty-five pilot whales stranded in a remote part of Florida's Everglades National Park headed toward deeper waters, raising hopes that they could be saved.
Solving the seagrass crisis
The world's seagrass meadows are in diabolical trouble – but Australian scientists say we can still save them if we act early, even as sea levels rise.
Trout invasion behind Yellowstone elk decline, study reports
Researchers trying to explain declining elk numbers in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) placed part of the blame Wednesday on a previously unlinked phenomenon—a predatory trout invasion.
Trace element's central role in harmful algal blooms
Four years after it first appeared and devastated the scallop industry, the algal masses of Aureococcus anophagefferens that turned the bays of Long Island, NY brown disappeared. The alga's genome sequen ...
Young dolphin lures pod to safety in Australia
A young dolphin has been used to lure a pod of 100 to 150 others to safety after they were in danger of stranding themselves, Australian officials said Sunday.
New algae species is named after UA researcher
University of Arizona research associate Patrick Ferris, who has spent nearly 30 years studying algae, recently was honored when a Japanese team named a newly discovered species after him.
Oil safety weak two years after BP spill: studies
Offshore drilling safety and oversight is still lacking two years after the massive BP oil spill sullied the US Gulf Coast, two reports released Tuesday have found.
Deep-sea fish in deep trouble
A team of leading marine scientists from around the world is recommending an end to most commercial fishing in the deep sea, the Earth's largest ecosystem. Instead, they recommend fishing in more productive waters nearer ...
Researchers find no evidence of petroleum residues in 'Good Morning America' samples
(PhysOrg.com) -- More science needed to determine oil impact in deeper waters.