Scientists take part in world-wide ocean health check
Scientists at Bangor University will be joining forces with marine scientists across the world on 21 June to take part in an ambitious global research project – Ocean Sampling Day.
Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin
Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's dolphins remain and immediate action is needed to prevent their extinction.
Mysterious illness killing off starfish on both US coasts
220 marine scientists raise alarm about NSW recreational fishing
(Phys.org) —More than 220 marine scientists from across Australia and internationally, including from the University of Sydney, have raised concerns for NSW's marine life if the state government moves to permanently allow ...
Shark experts question 'humane culling' claims
A leading marine scientist has questioned the credibility of claims that sharks can be killed humanely.
Scientists harness the sun to help sharks
Researchers are looking to the sun to give hunted and overfished sharks a new ray of hope.
Microplastic pollution confirmed to be a threat to marine biodiversity
New research confirms scientists' predictions that microplastic pollution could severely affect marine biodiversity and the health of our oceans
Zooplankton decline reported in North Atlantic
The microscopic creatures that make up a critical link in the ocean food chain declined dramatically the first half of this year in the North Atlantic as ocean temperatures remained among the warmest on record, U.S. scientists ...
Rare research into false killer whales reveals anti-predator partnerships
False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) are one of the least studied species of ocean dolphin, but new light has been cast on their behavior by a team of marine scientists from New Zealand. The research, published in Mar ...
Chemical ecologists translate the language of the sea
If Dr. Dolittle could talk to the animals, it's more likely he was a chemical ecologist than a linguist, says marine scientist Mark Hay of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta—at least when it ...
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.
The fish and the egg: Towards a new strategy for fattening up red drum in Texas
It's not the chicken or the egg, but marine scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have answered a basic question about red drum fish and their eggs that may eventually help save the state of Texas ...
'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.
More than 500 baby sea turtles released off Fla.
More than 500 sea turtle hatchlings have been released onto sea beds off Florida's Atlantic Coast, where the turtles have a better chance to survive.