The Ocean

Ocean’s deepest fish thrives 26,000 feet below surface

Ocean’s deepest fish thrives 26,000 feet below surface

The ocean’s deepest fish doesn’t look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the surface. Instead of giant teeth and a...
Dark ocean bacteria discovered to play large role in carbon capture

Dark ocean bacteria discovered to play large role in carbon capture

significant role in the global carbon cycle, according to a new study published in Science. The "dark ocean" - everything that lies below 200 meters - makes up...
Why are There No sea Snakes in the Atlantic

Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they're the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species...
There's a deeper fish in the sea

There’s a deeper fish in the sea

The ocean's deepest fish doesn't look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the surface. Instead of giant teeth and a...
Most blue whales are 'right-handed' -- except when they swim upward

Most blue whales are ‘right-handed’ — except when they swim upward

A team of scientists that used motion-sensing tags to track the movements of more than five dozen blue whales off the California coast discovered...
For these baleen whales, hunting requires little more than treading water

For these baleen whales, hunting requires little more than treading water

Rorqual whales are known for their impressive lunge-feeding behavior. As the name suggests, this method involves lunging forward with mouth opened wide to engulf large...
Resisting alien invasions

Resisting alien invasions

Invasive species are can be hugely detrimental to marine ecosystems. Take Caulerpa taxifoliaas an example. Dubbed "killer algae" because it crowds out other plants and animals as...
Marine species threatened by deep-sea mining

Marine species threatened by deep-sea mining

Less than half of our planet's surface is covered by land. The rest is water, and this environment is home to an enormous range of...
Taste, not appearance, drives corals to eat plastics

Taste, not appearance, drives corals to eat plastics

Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because the tiny bits of floating plastic might look like prey. But a new...
China's New Manned Submersible Completes Deep Sea Testing

China’s new manned submersible completes deep sea testing

China's new manned submersible, on board the ship Tansuo-1, returned to port in Sanya, Hainan Province on Tuesday, after completing deep sea testing in...