Seven new mice species found in Philippines
Seven new species of mice have been found by local and US scientists in the mountains of the Philippines, the government's environment department said Wednesday.
Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos'
Antarctica's remote South Georgia Island boasts 90 percent of the world's fur seals, half of the world's elephant seals, is navigated by vast populations of blue whales, sperm whales and killer whales, and has beaches that ...
Study reveals most biologically rich island in Southern Ocean
The first comprehensive study of sea creatures around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia reveals a region that is richer in biodiversity than even many tropical sites, such as the Galapagos Islands. The study provides ...
Researchers reveal remarkable fossil
Researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford have discovered a remarkable fossil which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures.
Xenacoelomorpha -- a new phylum in the animal kingdom
An international team of scientists including Albert Poustka from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has discovered that Xenoturbellida and the acoelomorph worms, both simple marine ...
Study finds fisheries management makes coral reefs grow faster
An 18-year study of Kenya's coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchinsorganisms that ...
Ever-sharp urchin teeth may yield tools that never need honing
(PhysOrg.com) -- To survive in a tumultuous environment, sea urchins literally eat through stone, using their teeth to carve out nooks where the spiny creatures hide from predators and protect themselves from ...
Calcium carbonate and climate change
(PhysOrg.com) -- What links sea urchins, limestone and climate change? The common thread is calcium carbonate, one of the most widespread minerals on Earth. UC Davis researchers have now measured the energy changes among ...
Marine Pied Piper leads Nemo astray
The growing amount of human noise pollution in the ocean could lead fish away from good habitat and off to their death, according to new research from a UK-led team working on the Great Barrier Reef.
Research another step towards orthopaedic implants made from shell
(PhysOrg.com) -- Victoria University PhD research could ultimately result in the creation of orthopaedic implants made of material that is eventually replaced by bone.
Hawaiian submarine canyons are hotspots of biodiversity and biomass for seafloor animal communities
Underwater canyons have long been considered important habitats for marine life, but until recently, only canyons on continental margins had been intensively studied. Researchers from Hawaii Pacific University ...
Sea creatures' sex protein provides new insight into diabetes
A genetic accident in the sea more than 500 million years ago has provided new insight into diabetes, according to research from Queen Mary, University of London.
Urged on by urchins: How sea lilies got their get-up-and-go
Nature abounds with examples of evolutionary arms races. Certain marine snails, for example, evolved thick shells and spines to avoid be eaten, but crabs and fish foiled the snails by developing shell-crushing claws and jaws.
Marine reserves mend food chains, link by link
(PhysOrg.com) -- Conservation managers need to take a long-term view when assessing the value of marine protected areas, according to a paper in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the ...