Alexa Maheswari

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Tweetchat: 25 Years Since Exxon Valdez

On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, spilling nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil …

Craters, Ridges, and Seamounts, Oh My!

Three days ago, we finally made it up to the far northern end of the Monument. Thanks to Captain Buchner’s skill at interpreting sophisticated …

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Scientists discover the world's largest volcano at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean

A volcano discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean isn’t just the largest in the world, it rivals the greatest volcanic peak in the entire solar …

What's Killing Bottlenose Dolphins? Experts Discover Cause

A virus outbreak is behind hundreds of dolphin strandings along the U.S. East Coast.<p><b>The hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the U.S. East Coast are likely due to a disease outbreak called cetacean morbillivirus, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries</b> …

Study Finds That Otters' Taste For Crab Is Fighting Water Pollution

Otters are at their cutest while cracking open crab shells on their stomachs. But according to one recently released study, that's also when they're combatting water pollution.<p>A study conducted by researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz found that the otters' recolonization of …

Sea otters boost seagrass by protecting algae-eating sea slugs

August 26, 2013|By Melissa Pandika<p>A study links sea otters to improved seagrass growth in Elkhorn Slough,… (Ron Eby / AFP/Getty Images )<p>Fertilizer runoff has led to a global decline in seagrass meadows, which provide crucial habitat for fish. But thanks to sea otters, these meadows are flourishing …

DNA Discovery Reveals Surprising Dolphin Origins

Mating between two distinct dolphin species created the clymene dolphin, a genetics study shows.<p>A well-known dolphin species, the clymene dolphin, arose from mating between two separate and distinct dolphin species, report genetics researchers.<p>Also known as the "short-snouted spinner dolphin," the …

Dolphin megapod seen for the first time – in pictures

A gathering of 3000-5000 spinner dolphins, known as a megapod, is filmed underwater for the first time for a BBC series, Dolphins – Spy in the Pod. Two robotic 'spy creatures' with cameras in their mouths and eyes view the dolphins gathering to socialise in the nutrient-rich waters off the Pacific …

Deepwater Horizon Spill May Be Responsible For Heart Defects In Fish

Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.<p>Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil have spilled into Texas' Galveston Bay, threatening bird habitat and serving as a reminder of the lasting effects of such disasters. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposed …