From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

Masks that helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats.

Kamchatka marine life death caused by algae: Russian scientist

The mass death of sea creatures in Russia's Kamchatka region was caused by toxins from microalgae rather than man-made pollution, a senior Russian scientist said on Monday, citing preliminary findings of an investigation.

Mapping marine megafauna on the high seas

A Western Australian scientist has compiled the largest global dataset ever on the travel habits of large marine animals. The collaboration involves hundreds of researchers from around the world and catalogs the migrations ...

These sharks use unique molecules to glow green

In the depths of the sea, certain shark species transform the ocean's blue light into a bright green color that only other sharks can see—but how they biofluoresce has previously been unclear. In a study publishing August ...

Parents unknown—Mysterious larvae found in Panama's two oceans

Under the microscope, sea water reveals the larval stages of little-known marine creatures called phoronids (horseshoe worms), but finding their parents is another story. Although such fanciful larvae caught the eye of scientists ...

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