The Ocean

The last survivors on Earth: Tardigrade

The last survivors on Earth: Tardigrade

The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to...
The radiation-exposed corals of Bikini Atoll may hold insights on cancer

The radiation-exposed corals of Bikini Atoll may hold insights on cancer

Stanford researchers are exploring how corals that re-colonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests 70 years ago have adapted to persistent radiation. More than 70...
Algae

Algae: The final frontier

Algae dominate the oceans that cover nearly three-quarters of our planet, and produce half of the oxygen that we breathe. And yet fewer than 10...
Why fleece jackets are bad news for the ocean

Why fleece jackets are bad news for the ocean?

Microfibers are one of the biggest contributors to ocean pollution. New research clarifies how washing fleece jackets contributes to the problem. A type of microplastic—similar to the...
Emperor Penguin is in Serious Danger Due to Climate Change

Emperor Penguin is in Serious Danger Due to Climate Change

Emperor penguins colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100...
How can you tell deep-sea octopuses apart

How can you tell deep-sea octopuses apart?

It's usually pretty easy for dedicated scientists with years of experience to tell two species of their favorite organism apart, be it squirrels or...
Big Fish in Big Trouble in European Water

Big Fish in Big Trouble in European Water

An international team of scientists led by the University of Aberdeen have discovered that large fish, which include many of the sharks, rays and...
Whales Only Recently Evolved into Giants When Changing Ice, Oceans Concentrated Prey

Whales Only Recently Evolved into Giants When Changing Ice, Oceans Concentrated Prey

The blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest...
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...