The evolution of land animals has been shaped by barriers such as oceans and mountains which have divided them and sent them down different genetic paths.
There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, ...
There is a species of coral—called bubblegum coral for its pinkish appearance—that has provided a peak into ancient migration paths for marine species as far back as 10 million years.
A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a new species of polychaete, a type of marine annelid worm, 9-meters deep underwater near Japan's Syowa Station in Antarctica, providing a good opportunity to study how animals ...
Recognizing the signs of a predator can mean the difference between living to see another day and becoming another critter's midday snack.
Hong Kong is best known as a bustling harbour, a financial centre and a shoppers' paradise, with a dense burgeoning population of seven million impacting its natural environment. Yet, away from the skyscrapers and the pressures ...
Answers to evolutionary and ecological mysteries about marine mammal species may be closer at hand, thanks to advances in genetic sequencing techniques for so-called nonmodel organisms.
A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the diversity of marine worm species in the Antarctic Ocean has been vastly underestimated, and this finding could help to monitor climate change in this region.
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has found that human activities such as shipping are having a noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats.
In contrast to previous research, scientists have found that habitat warming can reduce the diversity of species in marine environments, but increase speciation in freshwater habitats.