Fossil discovery in Alps challenges theory that all deep sea animals evolved from shallow water ancestors
Ammonites were probably eaten by fellow cephalopods
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 ...
Drifting icebergs fundamentally changing seafloor life
Warming brought on by climate change is causing the icebergs in the Antarctic to drift towards the shore and cause fundamental damage to the rich sea bed ecosystem.
Drought shrinks China's largest freshwater lake
China's largest freshwater lake has shrunk to its smallest size in years due to drought, state media and officials said Thursday, endangering the ecology in the area and fishermen's livelihoods.
Young dolphin lures pod to safety in Australia
A young dolphin has been used to lure a pod of 100 to 150 others to safety after they were in danger of stranding themselves, Australian officials said Sunday.
Octopus' blue blood allows them to rule the waves
Worldwide colonization by octopods is in their blood! They manage to survive temperature habitats ranging from as low as -1.8°C to more than 30°C due to their ability to keep supplying oxygen to their body ...
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 ...
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 ...
Whales and dolphins in hot water
(PhysOrg.com) -- More whales, dolphins and porpoises than was previously thought could be at risk from the effects of climate change, according to a new study.
Wind energy companies test waters for offshore projects
The federal government on Tuesday issued its first exploratory leases for wind energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf, the first step of what could be a race to harness the powerful Atlantic winds not far from major ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.