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.
Georgia Aquarium exhibits preserved sea creatures
The Georgia Aquarium is giving visitors the chance to peer inside the bodies of giant sea creatures.
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.
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 ...
Toxic radiation 'in groundwater' at Fukushima
Toxic radioactive substances have once again been detected in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said on Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents at the tsunami-battered ...
Migrating animals add new depth to how the ocean 'breathes'
The oxygen content of the ocean may be subject to frequent ups and downs in a very literal sense—that is, in the form of the numerous sea creatures that dine near the surface at night then submerge into ...
Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: operator
Cancer-causing radioactive substances have been found in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said on Wednesday, as it pledged to prevent it getting into the sea.
Rapid adaptation is purple sea urchins' weapon against ocean acidification
In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures ...
Actor Johnny Depp immortalized in ancient fossil find
A scientist has discovered an ancient extinct creature with 'scissor hand-like' claws in fossil records and has named it in honour of his favourite movie star.
Mussels as big as size 9 shoes set to reveal their secrets
A diving expedition off the north coast of Scotland is set to discover the secrets of mussels as big as size 9 shoes.