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Scientists have spotted a rare glass octopus in the archipelago of the Phoenix Islands in the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean, according to the British media.
The results indicate that shark abundance in the region declined roughly three-fold since prehistoric times
The Northern Gulf Institute has continued to make immense strides in strategic research and development in the Gulf region of Mississippi.
A range of research projects relating to the development of marine bioproducts from sources such as seaweed have been awarded $59 million in funding from the Australian government.
Every coast in the U.S. is facing rapidly increasing high tide floods thanks to a “wobble” in the moon’s orbit working in tandem with climate change-fueled rising sea levels.
After last week’s stressful time with Hurricane Elsa, the tropics are taking a breather, according to meteorologists. At least for this week and some of the next.
New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York suggests that the demographic collapse at the core of the Easter Island myth didn't really happen.
Australia's coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world around $23 billion US a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is according to calculations just published by researchers at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).
Mapping the seabed is an ancient practice engaged in by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians as they plied the waters of the Mediterranean — but an ambitious plan called Seabed 2030 means to take this to an entirely new level.
ongsberg Maritime (KM) has reported that its new EM 304 MKII high-resolution deepwater multibeam echosounder system has just successfully completed its first trials on board the NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer in the waters off the coast of Florida.
In a new paper, scientists outline how certain algae species could have killed off oysters and clams in summer mortality events that have occurred since the 1930s.
In the late 1800s, scientists were stumped by the “yellow cells” they were observing within the tissues of certain temperate marine animals, including sea anemones, corals and jellyfish. Were these cells part of the animal or separate organisms? If separate, were they parasites or did they confer a benefit to the host?
The oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice known as the “Last Ice Area” is melting faster than anticipated as the earth warms, scientists from the Polar Science Center wrote in a new study.
Arctic sea-ice plays an important role in controlling the planet's temperature, and any problem with this natural thermostat is a cause for concern.
The federal government has opposed a recommendation by a United Nations body that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as "in danger". But there's no doubt the natural wonder is in dire trouble. In new research, my colleagues and I provide fresh insight into the plight of many coral species.
New findings suggest that abnormal ocean currents cause the occasional appearance of pelagic red crabs outside their native range.
A revolutionary new class of amphibious vehicle will transform the search for lost vessels on the ocean floor, says marine archaeologist Dr Robert Ballard
The public’s focus eventually turned away from the 2010 disaster. Scientists, however, are still learning the scale of the devastation.
There’s an epidemic of whales washing up on the West Coast. Scientists are piecing together exactly why to try to find a solution.
The deadliest weather event is often the most overlooked.
A reoccurring environmental nightmare in Lake Erie can be fixed, but governments need the will to do it, says a Canadian Great Lakes researcher.
Fishermen are the ears and eyes of the marine ecosystem as a changing climate throws our oceans off kilter.
Are we getting storms earlier each year? Are there more hurricanes than there used to be? Are they getting more severe?
By 2100, scientists estimate, at least 400 million people could live in high-risk areas