Krill found to have hidden depths
Antarctic krill regularly feed on the seabed, scientists have found. Until now the tiny crustaceans were thought to live mainly near the ocean surface.
Researchers discover ancient symbiosis between animals, bacteria
Marine shallow water sandy bottoms on the surface appear desert-like and empty, but in the interstitial space between the sand grains a diverse fauna flourishes. In addition to bacteria and protozoa numerous ...
2 whales found stranded in Fla. Keys are released
(AP) -- Two pilot whales found stranded in the Florida Keys have been released.
21 whales die, 11 saved in Australian beaching
Twenty-one long-finned pilot whales have died but 11 were saved after beaching themselves at Bruny Island, south of the Tasmanian state capital Hobart, conservation officials said on Friday.
100 whales die in New Zealand mass stranding
More than 100 pilot whales died in a mass stranding at a remote New Zealand beach, conservation officials said Monday.
24 pilot whales die in New Zealand stranding
(AP) -- New Zealand conservation officials on Friday euthanized 10 pilot whales, the only survivors of a 24-strong pod that became stranded in a mangrove swamp.
Ammonites were probably eaten by fellow cephalopods
New ribbon worm named after UCSB scientist
In the world of biology, having a new species named after you is considered one of the greatest honors for a scientist. Just ask Armand Kuris, professor of zoology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, ...
The secret life of Ireland's smooth-hound sharks
They grow to over a meter in length, can weigh up to twelve kilos and each summer they swarm into the shallow waters of the Irish east coast. Despite this, the starry smooth-hound has remained Ireland's least ...
Shallow water habitats important for young salmon and trout
Research carried out at the University of Gothenburg shows that competition from older fish causes young salmon and trout to seek refuge in shallow water. Preserving such habitats may, therefore, be important ...
Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore
(AP) -- Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil ...
Researchers study feasibility of giant deep-ocean wind turbines
With a three-year, $300,000 award from the National Science Foundation, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is studying the feasibility of placing large wind turbines on deep-ocean platforms. The research, ...
Rescue effort to save beached dolphins in Tasmania
Animal specialists were struggling on Tuesday to save 17 dolphins that became stranded on a remote beach on the Australian island of Tasmania at the weekend, after 29 already perished.
Gulf's 'dead zone' much smaller than predicted (w/ Video)
NOAA-supported scientists, led by Nancy Rabalais, Ph.D., from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), found the size of this year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be smaller than forecasted, measuring 3,000 square ...