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10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't …

Cooking

23 Ocean Facts That Will Make You Feel Very, Very Small

The waters are dark and full of terrors.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Oceanographers solve mystery of phytoplankton survival in nutrient-poor Pacific

Upwelling in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean provides essential nutrients for the region's microscopic plants, but iron – a key ingredient that …

Turn the Tide on Plastic sail past 'ghost boat'

.<p>In October 2017, two sailors from Hawaii and a dog were rescued by the US Navy from their cruising sail boat, 'Sea Nymph', 1000 miles off the coast …

'It is very troubling': microplastics, other pollutants to be focus of studies funded by Ottawa

The federal government announced $2.7 million in funding on Monday towards studying how contaminants like pesticides, anti-sea lice drugs and …

Earth’s Crust Absorbs Lots of Carbon Dioxide, But Not Enough to Save Humanity

New research finds that subduction along the seafloor absorbs carbon dioxide, which helps explain why the climate fluctuates over millions of …

First evidence of surprising ocean warming around Galápagos corals

A new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral reefs shows the ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the …

Hawaii Dumped 1.5 Billion Gallons Of Lava Into Pacific As Volcano Wall Collapses

A volcano wall collapse was recently captured on Kīlauea volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The collapse occurred on February 10th, at 8:21 a.m. local time when a chunk of the volcano collapsed, part of an ongoing collapse of the pit crater.<p>The sudden collapse was on Kīlauea …

Fish stomach full of plastic, garbage, fisherman discovers

Fish innards are off-putting on their own, but they becoming even more troubling when they’re filled with garbage.<p>That’s exactly what one angler claims he found during a fishing trip in Costa Rica, after cutting open the stomach of a mahi mahi which he suspected to be sick.<p>Upon slicing open the …

Rare, Mohawk-Wearing Fish Discovered 'Walking' on Seafloor

The discovery of a new group of weird fish — which sport bright-red, Mohawk-like fins on their head and finger-like fins on their sides to help them …

The Making of Blue Planet II’s Incredible Deep Ocean Episode

The producer Orla Doherty talks about malfunctioning submersibles, toxic lakes at the bottom of the ocean, and being literally out of her depth.<p>There are lakes at the bottom of the ocean. These are places where the water contains far more salt than usual, making it extremely dense. It sinks, pools, …

Blue Planet II

Listen to killer whales mimicking human voices – audio

Orcas have been heard mimicking human speech. A study found that when prompted the marine mammal could replicate the sounds. In some instances the animal can be heard sounding the words "hello" "Amy" and even blowing a raspberry. The research aims to understand how different pods of killer whale …

'Talking' killer whale reveals orcas can learn to mimic human speech

History will record that in the second decade of the third millennium, a killer whale uttered the word “hello” to a human. After eons of existential …

Ambergris — How Rare Whale Vomit Ended Up In Your Perfume

Through history, perfumeries have used ambergris as a binding agent. But where exactly does the mysterious ingredient come from?The post Ambergris — …

Perfume

Orcas are first non-humans whose evolution is driven by culture

You could call it a culture shock. Many researchers accept that cultural experiences have helped shape human evolution – and evidence has now emerged …

Whales and sharks are the new victims of our plastic waste, study finds

Plastic Menace<p>Typically when we think of marine plastic pollution, images of turtles caught in plastic six-pack rings or seabirds choking on floating …

Glowing phytoplankton light up California coast.

Tiny glowing phytoplankton put on a luminous light show along the California coast.<p>Photographer George Krieger captured video and photographs of a bloom of the miscroscopic plants in the coastal town of Big Sur.<p>Big Sur is home to some of the most breathtaking views in the US, but a recent bloom in …

Ghost Gear: The Other Killer Plastic Lurking in Our Oceans

Colossal numbers of plastic bottles and bags float around the earth, and their severe impact on marine life has been extensively documented. But …

IGIB researchers partially reverse a rare disorder

Researchers at Delhi’s Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) have for the first time used zebra fish to model the rare genetic …

Pesticides Threaten Pacific Northwest Orcas

Scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS) say that three widely used pesticides are jeopardizing the survival of many species of …

10 Animals Able To Reproduce Via ‘Immaculate Conception’

Immaculate conceptions are nothing special in nature. Well, not really. However, the ability to reproduce without a male taking part in …

Scientists are studying a sleepless fish that might help humans stay up all night

According to a new study published on <i>eLife</i> this past week, a team of neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University have found “the first evidence of …

California’s hostility to offshore drilling is rooted in past spills

A massive 1960s spill has Californians on edge about Trump’s push for oil extraction.

Santa Barbara

Strong winds send migrating seal pups on lengthier trips

<b>PORTLAND, Ore.</b> — Native American fishermen in Alaska have long said that seal pups go with the wind rather than struggle against it. Now, a new study …

Elusive Blue Whale Behavior Revealed by Their Songs

By analyzing thousands of calls from more than 100 whales over 14 years, scientists are learning how these secretive beasts spend their time.<p>The biggest animal to ever live is also the loudest, and it likes to sing at sunset, babble into the night, talk quietly with those nearby, and shout to …

How to swim with the manatees in and around Crystal River, FL

Midway through squeezing into our wetsuits, I remember my wife pausing mid-laugh to reflect, “It’s going to be <i>cold</i>.” If we were looking for a …

Seismic Surveys Planned Off U.S. Coast Pose Risk To Marine Life

Animals that live in the ocean communicate with sound — humpback whales, for example. But these voices could soon be drowned out by powerful sonic booms from vessels searching for oil and gas.<p>President Trump is opening up the Atlantic Coast to companies to explore for fresh reserves. And to …

Climate change boosts algae growth in the Arctic

Microscopic algae living underneath sea ice are an essential source of food in the Arctic ocean. But do we really know how little light they need to …

Global Warming

Lizard fish, other rarely seen marine life hauled off Australia abyss

SYDNEY: More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said …