Humane strategy reduces shark attacks
A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.
Scientists stalk coastal killer
For much of Wednesday, a small group of volunteers and researchers walked in and out of the surf testing a new form of surveillance on the biggest killer of beach swimmers - rip currents.
Shark bites swimmer on California beach
A great white shark bit a long-distance swimmer in California as it was being reeled in by a fisherman Saturday.
Officials clash over beach contamination warnings
Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches.
Study shows jellyfish blooms can be predicted by calm trade winds
Swim belt could prove gold in the pool
It's the simple device that could help the Australian Swim Team reach for more gold - and it was developed right here in Brisbane.
An answer to the perennial question: Is it safe to pee in the pool?
Sanitary-minded pool-goers who preach "no peeing in the pool," despite ordinary and Olympic swimmers admitting to the practice, now have scientific evidence to back up their concern. Researchers are reporting ...
Indian Ocean paradise island beset by shark controversy
The dangers of shark attacks are no secret for Georges, who as a kid was repeatedly warned to beware of the large predators lurking in the tropical waters off his native Reunion island.
Stanford-affiliated sea-faring robot searches for toxic algae
(Phys.org) —A robotic sensor placed in Puget Sound searches for signs of toxic algae and bacteria that contaminate seafood. A successful test run of the Stanford-affiliated project could lead to a network ...
Hawaii to study tiger sharks amid spike in attacks
Hawaii officials plan to spend the next two years studying tiger shark movements around Maui amid what they call an unprecedented spike in overall shark attacks since the start of 2012.
High-angle helix helps bacteria swim
(Phys.org) —A high-angle helix helps microorganisms like sperm and bacteria swim through mucus and other viscoelastic fluids, according to a new study by researchers from Brown University and the University ...
New device will help optimise swimming
A miniaturised data logger that can record speed and movement in the water will soon be available to help swimmers analyse their performance.
In baseball, bigger still better
Max Scherzer leads Major League Baseball in wins. As a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, he hasn't lost a game this season. His 6-foot, 3-inch frame is a telling example of constructal-law theory, said Duke ...