Six sperm whales die in rare mass beaching in Australia
A pod of six sperm whales washed up dead Monday in a rare mass stranding on the South Australia coast, with animal welfare officials struggling over the logistics of handling the huge carcasses.
Researchers find red fluorescence in fish is for vision not UV protection
Fossil discovery in Alps challenges theory that all deep sea animals evolved from shallow water ancestors
A better water wing to harvest tidal energy
(Phys.org) —The eternal ebb and flow of tides—24 x 7 x 365—makes them a dependable source of energy, but how to harness all that, especially in shallow water? Shreyas Mandre and colleagues at Brown ...
The discovery of a new genus of crustacean and 5 new species
Experts from the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes and the University of Barcelona (UB) collected and studied different crustacean specimens during recent expeditions to Madagascar, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, ...
Ammonites were probably eaten by fellow cephalopods
Deep-sea corals discovered at Great Barrier Reef
Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef have discovered corals at depths never before thought possible, with a deep-sea robot finding specimens in waters nearly as dark as night.
Australia's stampeding dinosaurs take a dip
(Phys.org)—Queensland paleontologists have discovered that the world's only recorded dinosaur stampede is largely made up of the tracks of swimming rather than running animals.
Calif. rescuers hope dolphin finds way back to sea
(AP) -- A wayward dolphin that has spent two days in a narrow wetlands channel along the southern California coast was on its way out to the ocean Saturday when it suddenly turned tail and swam back to shallow ...
Marcellus brine migration likely natural, not man-made: study
A Duke University study of well water in northeastern Pennsylvania suggests that naturally occurring pathways could have allowed salts and gases from the Marcellus shale formation deep underground to migrate ...
Did the North Atlantic fisheries collapse due to fisheries-induced evolution?
The Atlantic cod has, for many centuries, sustained major fisheries on both sides of the Atlantic. However, the North American fisheries have now largely collapsed. A new paper in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ON ...
Great white shark choked by sea lion
A great white shark that washed up on an Australian beach this week had a sea lion stuck in its throat which likely caused its death, fisheries officials said Thursday.
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 ...
Copepods eat their own weight belts
Scientists have solved the mystery of how tiny marine crustaceans called copepods regulate the rhythms of their life-cycle.