Alicia Marie

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Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean's Most Disturbing Predator

If I could go back to my childhood I would have never waited for rainstorms to flush out all of the earthworms for me to grab, place on leaves, and …

California diver finds 18-foot-long sea creature

The diver – Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute – reportedly thought, “I have to drag this thing out of here or nobody will …

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Fish Swims Up a Sea Cucumber's Butt and Eats Its Gonads

If Buddhists are right about that whole reincarnation thing, it’d be hard to imagine what you’d have to do wrong to die and come back as a sea …

A Florida nail technician helped researchers develop a tracking device for endangered sea turtles

Serendipity has always played a significant role in scientific progress. Some researchers estimate that 33-50 percent of scientific discoveries are due to luck and happenstance. But as Louis Pasteur once said, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.”<p>For conservationists, studying sea turtles has …

Beaked whale sets new mammalian dive record

The southern elephant seal is famous for its diving talents, for many years recognised as the marine mammal with the deepest and longest dive on record. But researchers in the US have identified a new champ: Cuvier’s beaked whale.<p>Cuvier’s beaked whale was always a contender, but its diving habits …

California blue whales rebound from whaling

In a conservation success story, the number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels after being hunted to near …

Stayin’ Alive: Baby Mantis Shrimp Use Light to Stay Invisible

Changing Planet<p><b>Young mantis shrimp camouflage themselves by using reflectors that give off opalescent blue-green light to make their eyes invisible to anyone who’s looking, according to a new study.</b><p>Adult mantis shrimp are known for having one of the swiftest strikes in the animal kingdom. Yet their …

Incredibly Rare 'Beaked Whale' Washes Ashore In Australia

Scientists are buzzing about an extremely rare sea creature that washed ashore recently in Australia.<p>A 10- to 13-foot animal believed to be a "beaked whale" was discovered at Redhead Beach, 93 miles north of Sydney, early Tuesday morning (see photo below). The dead whale generated intense interest …

Satellite tracking identifies Atlantic Ocean risk zones for leatherback turtles

Researchers used data from satellite transmitters attached to the turtles to track their movements across the Atlantic Ocean. These movements were …

DNA from wild seals uncovers inbreeding problem

Advances in DNA sequencing technologies could make it easier to measure the effects of inbreeding in a given animal population—captive or …

Northern spotted owls being ousted by barred owl invaders, study shows

As shy creatures of quiet places, federally threatened northern spotted owls have little tolerance for the larger, more aggressive barred owls moving …

Owls in trouble in a changing world

Tawny owls are threatened with long-term decline because environmental change is dampening the population cycles of their favoured prey, a new study …

America must kill this fish

Fish poison, electric fences, and quarantined lakes might not be enough to eradicate Asian carp<p>Ask any US wildlife official how the invasive Asian carp have managed to stick around US rivers for four decades, and they'll all say different versions of the same three things. First, the carp is a …

Watch the curious nocturnal habits of coral

Far from inanimate objects, corals are made of creatures in the same phylum as jellyfish. What appears to be a singular structure is actually formed of hundreds or thousands of individual animals named polyps, and those polyps, like any animal, require sustenance. Reef-building polyps generally …

How Wolves Can Save an Ecosystem

It seems like nobody likes a top predator. Sharks seem scary and people believe they have healing properties, so they’re being heavily hunted. Big …

Australian humpbacks challenge breeding grounds assumption

Humpback whales from WA are mixing with those on the east coast of Australia and are genetically similar despite their breeding grounds being 2500km …

Hybrid Trout Threaten Montana's Native Cutthroats

Many parts of the U.S. have been getting warmer over the past several decades, and also experiencing persistent drought. Wildlife often can't adjust. Among the species that are struggling is one of the American West's most highly prized fish — the cutthroat trout.<p>In springtime, you can find young …

Sea turtles return to where they drifted as babies

Where little sea turtle hatchlings drift in ocean currents determines their migrations and selection of feeding sites as adults, new research …

Longest Migration Among African Mammals Discovered

One herd of zebras migrates more than 300 miles across Namibia and Botswana—farther than any other known African mammal.<p>A population of zebras surprised biologists by making a more than 300-mile beeline across parts of Namibia and Botswana—the longest big-mammal migration ever documented in …

Great White Sharks Thriving in U.S. Waters

Two new reports find that great white shark populations are recovering after years of fishing pressure on the East and West Coasts.<p>It's a bad time to be a seal. That's because great white sharks are on the rebound.<p><b>In fact, two new studies say that these iconic fish are doing better than expected</b> …

Jellyfish food-finding strategy found to be more complex than thought

Predictive biologist Andrew Reynolds, with Rothamsted Research in the U.K. has found that barrel jellyfish (which live off the coast of U.K.) have …

Insights on whale shark populations and evidence for their historic rise and recent decline

In the largest study on the genetics of whale sharks conducted to date, researchers found that the world's biggest fish likely exist in 2 distinct …

Why yellow-bellied marmots thrive in urban setting

Elizabeth Addis, assistant professor of biology at Gonzaga University, and three senior biology majors are spending this summer researching why the …

“First Ever” Photos of Rare Albino Marlin

On March 11, an angler hooked a rare fish: a 300-pound albino blue marlin. The animal was released alive, and photos of the encounter may be the first recorded images of an albino blue marlin, according to the Billfish Report.<p>It was about 1 pm, during a charter fishing trip on the 42-foot boat</i> …

A “Monumental” Boost for Endangered Species in the Pacific

Changing Planet<p>President Obama recently announced plans to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to create the largest marine protected area in the world—larger than the states of Texas, California, Montana and New Mexico combined. That is great news for many reasons, not the …

Driven by Climate Change, Algae Blooms Behind Ohio Water Scare Are New Normal

Climate change and increased runoff are triggering more potentially toxic blooms.<p>The toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that provoked last weekend's tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio—where nearly half a million people were told not to use water for drinking, cooking, or bathing—is a preview of similar …

How Shark Week screws scientists

Discovery is alienating the very people who supply its content: scientists<p><i>This post was originally published last year. With this year's Shark Week programming beginning tonight, we thought this would be a good reminder of some of Discovery's more unpleasant tendencies.</i><p>Discovery’s Shark Week …

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