It's a happy Mother's Day for endangered right whales
For marine biologists at the New England Aquarium, it's a super-sized Mother's Day.
Lack of diversity in pygmy blue whales not due to man-made cause
Big data part of big plan for WA's marine future
WAMSI is making big data a key point in its Blueprint for Marine Science 2050, an initiative that will benefit researchers, governments, industry and the environment.
Finding a job may be the hardest nut for a new scientist to crack
The typical biography of a scientist might look something like this.
Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space
Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionise the way that marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean. This new approach, that will be published ...
Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas also disturbing
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
Karachi's defensive mangrove barrier faces triple threat
Thick mangroves have long protected Karachi, southern Pakistan's sprawling metropolis, from battering by the Arabian Sea, but pollution, badly managed irrigation and years of illegal logging have left this ...
Aquatic snakes populate Kimberley shoals
A recent survey of four submerged shoals off the Kimberley coast turned up three species of sea snake while a search farther north at Ashmore Reef, a former sea snake "hot spot", failed to reveal any specimens.
New camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish
We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers have used a special camera developed by an engineer at Washington University in ...
Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey
Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on a beach in western Turkey.
Overfishing in the English Channel leaves fisherman scraping the bottom of the barrel
Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch.
Long-term studies reveal drastic changes in the marine fauna of the North Sea
Long-term studies conducted by scientists at the institute "Senckenberg am Meer" and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt have revealed obvious changes in the North Sea's biota. Studies during ...
Why the urge to find 'Nemo' has helped fish diversify
Caring parents foster successful offspring, or so the thinking goes. But for reef fishes, such as Disney's charismatic clownfish, Nemo, the effects of parental care stretch right across evolutionary time ...
Crews free entangled whale off California coast
Marine biologists managed to free a humpback whale that had become entangled with a steel rope attached to a 300-pound crab trap.