Mysterious illness killing off starfish on both US coasts
Closer look at ancient giant sea scorpion suggests poor vision limited its hunting abilities
Scientists examine mysterious tar mounds in the West African deep ocean
More than two thousand mounds of asphalt harbouring a wealth of deep-water creatures have been discovered up to two kilometres deep, off the coast of Angola. In a study published in the journal Deep-Sea Research ...
Study offers clues about how conodonts used earliest vertebrate teeth
Fossil of giant ancient sea predator discovered (w/ video)
Paleontologists have discovered that a group of remarkable ancient sea creatures existed for much longer and grew to much larger sizes than previously thought, thanks to extraordinarily well-preserved fossils ...
Eddies found to be deep, powerful modes of ocean transport
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their colleagues have discovered that massive, swirling ocean eddies -- known to be up to 500 kilometers across at the surface ...
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.
Fossil discovery in Alps challenges theory that all deep sea animals evolved from shallow water ancestors
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.
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 ...
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.
Ancient fossilized sea creatures yield oldest biomolecules isolated directly from a fossil
(Phys.org)—Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn't survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and ...
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 ...