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World’s oldest comma shrimp was way ahead of the curve

November 27, 2019

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest “comma” shrimp, a tiny crustacean shaped like its punctuation namesake. The 90-million-year-old…
Exploring oxygen supersaturation in aquatic habitats

September 25, 2019

Reduced oxygen availability in aquatic habitats is a growing threat to marine ecosystems worldwide. The lack of oxygen…
Dolphins form friendships through shared interests just like us, study finds

June 13, 2019

When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with…
Very large dead zone forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

June 11, 2019

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone or ‘dead zone’ – an area of…
Renowned ecologists call for a new narrative for the ocean to spur smart actions

June 10, 2019

Two leading marine ecologists say now is the time for scientists to escalate the  creation of “scalable solutions”…
New model predicts impact of invasive lionfish predators

June 7, 2019

A new model is providing insight into the impact of a venomous predatory fish that has invaded more…
Low ocean oxygen levels can blind sea creatures

May 22, 2019

Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have found that low…
Reef Engineers

May 7, 2019

The next time you find yourself luxuriating in some exotic, Instagrammable vacation spot, thank a parrotfish. That white…
Getting Hotter Underwater

April 30, 2019

Ecosystems are in flux as rising temperatures affect where animals can live and how they behave. And a…
Climate link between krill and whale populations uncovered

February 27, 2019

The abundance of krill could influence future whale populations in the Southern Hemisphere such as Blue, Southern Right…
Detecting Undersea Activity by Analyzing Behaviors of Marine Organisms

February 18, 2019

Incorporation of biological signals will extend range, lifetime, and performance of undersea surveillance technologies in strategic waters. Goliath…
In cold waters, sharks’ and fishes’ slowed metabolism may benefit rivals

January 30, 2019

In ecology, the diversity of species generally increases as you move toward the warmer latitudes of the tropics.…
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

December 19, 2018

Hawksbill turtles aren’t the only marine turtles threatened by the destabilizing effects of climate change, but a new…
Shaking up the shark’s image

November 2, 2018

She’s never seen “Jaws” or heard “Mack the Knife,” but don’t underestimate Samantha Leigh’s shark credentials. She knows…
Using DNA technology to track marine life

October 31, 2018

McGill University marine ecologist Jennifer Sunday is bringing cutting-edge DNA analysis to the formidable task of tracking ocean species along…
Manta rays’ food-capturing mechanism may hold key to better filtration systems

September 28, 2018

Manta rays strain their tiny food from mouthfuls of seawater in a novel way that could hold the…
Cold never bothered me anyway: Pacific sea turtles’ metabolisms stay active over winter

September 25, 2018

Separate groups of loggerhead sea turtles have developed different metabolisms to cope with winters in their respective climates.…
Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle

September 20, 2018

Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the…
Upside-down jellyfish teach land-locked teens about ocean conservation

August 27, 2018

First-year undergraduates are not the only new arrivals on Vanderbilt’s campus this week. Joining them are more than…
Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene to Defend Against Popular Pesticide

August 14, 2018

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein…
Spotting Giants

August 8, 2018

Capable of growing bigger than an average-sized grizzly bear, and as imperiled as the black rhino, giant sea bass…
Sea pickles are settling into the Pacific Northwest

July 23, 2018

New research led by UO marine biologist Kelly Sutherland and her graduate student Hilarie Sorensen makes that conclusion about the…
Study identifies which marine mammals are most at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic

July 4, 2018

In August 2016, the first large cruise ship traveled through the Northwest Passage, the northern waterway linking the Atlantic and…
Sea Hare Reveals Secrets about Learning

June 25, 2018

For all the meekness of its name, the sea hare moves with a pretty tough crowd. Toxic really.…
Protecting Marine Life

May 25, 2018

California’s 1999 Marine Life Protection Act established a statewide network of marine protected areas (MPAs) to conserve marine life…
Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution

May 3, 2018

Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique and persistent…
World’s deepest fish named to 10 ‘remarkable new species’ list for 2017

May 2, 2018

The deepest-dwelling fish in the sea just got one more bragging right. The World Register of Marine Species, or…
A Natural Fertilizer

March 29, 2018

It’s long been known that sharks help nourish coral reefs, but exactly to what extent has never been…
Partnering with indigenous communities to anticipate and adapt to ocean change

March 28, 2018

The productive ocean off Washington state’s Olympic Coast supports an abundant web of life including kelp forests, fish,…
Reducing Collateral Damage for Endangered Species

March 19, 2018

Healthier fish stocks. Higher catches. Profits from fishing. Is there a way to achieve these holy grails of…
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