The Ocean

New Zealand's mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction

New Zealand’s mainland yellow-eyed penguins face extinction

Iconic Yellow-eyed penguins could disappear from New Zealand's Otago Peninsula by 2060, latest research warns. Researchers call for coordinated conservation action. In a newly published...
Unborn rays traumatized when their mothers are captured

Unborn rays traumatized when their mothers are captured

The stress of unintentional fishing capture has a detrimental impact not only on pregnant rays, but also their unborn offspring, research that is the...
Some-- but not all -- corals adapting to warming climate

Some– but not all — corals adapting to warming climate

A new WCS study reveals evidence that some corals are adapting to warming ocean waters - potentially good news in the face of recent...
The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic

The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic

The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data finds. Whereas the Arctic Ocean...
This timid little fish escapes predators by injecting them with opioid-laced venom

This timid little fish escapes predators by injecting them with opioid-laced venom

Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish...
Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on...
Smart sharks have robust social networks and learn to avoid capture

Smart sharks have robust social networks and learn to avoid capture

Sharks form strong social networks that are relatively unaffected when several members leave the group, and members also learn how to avoid capture, new...
Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

When scientists studied a deep hydrothermal plume of water in the Pacific Ocean, they were surprised to find that iron particles persist for more...
Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power

Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power

Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract it for nuclear power haven’t produced enough to make it a viable source...
Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean...