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Human Activity in the Oceans is Driving Many Large Species Toward Extinction

Human activity in the oceans is driving many large species toward extinction, posing a threat to the wider ocean ecosystem, according to new research.<p>…

Scattered marine cave biodiversity data to find home in new database WoRCS, Project Report - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Considered "biodiversity reservoirs," underwater caves are yet to be explored with only a few thoroughly researched areas in the world. Furthermore, …

Study links altered brain chemistry, behavioral impairments in fish exposed to elevated CO2 - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Study Links Altered Brain Chemistry, Behavioral Impairments in Fish Exposed to Elevated CO2 Research team studied damselfish behavior and physiology …

Caught in the act: Coral's bleaching behavior: How coral reacts to heat stress

How coral reacts to heat stress<p>Coral researchers have for the first time captured the specific behavior of a coral as it's bleaching. While …

Mysterious purple orb spotted on ocean floor

The colourful orb was seen near the Channel Islands of California by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, a scientific expedition equipped with a live …

Possible New Whale Species Discovered In Pacific Ocean

A story of a corpse, a Japanese legend, and misidentified displays<p>Since the 1940s, Japanese whalers have spoken of a rare whale variety, a smaller and darker version of the Baird’s beaked whale. They called the animal <i>karasu</i>, or raven, and said that you could only see them at the Namuro Strait …

Pacific Ocean

A US Court Just Ruled That Navy Sonar Harms Whales And Dolphins

The ocean's about to get a lot quieter.<p>The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in California has ruled that the low-frequency active sonar (LFA) …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

The Red Sea Max Nano which was unveiled at InterZoo uses the all-new Prime HD ‘HyperDrive’ from Aqua Illumination. Of course it does, but it wasn’t …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Colin’s angelfish, Centropyge colini, is a unique pygmy angelfish that is among the least well known members of the genus. As I was ‘in the market’ …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

We saw a lot a great LED lights at InterZoo 2016 but a few of them stood out for being particularly easy on the eyes. LED aquarium lights are getting …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

A xanthic specimen of the scribbled angelfish, <i>Chaetodontoplus duboulayi</i>, was discovered in Mackay, eastern Australia. The news of this very unusual …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

There is a program underway to survey shark populations and it has reached a significant milestone of reaching their first 100 reefs. They have also …

Scientists call for urgent action to save the world's coral reefs

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.<p>The letter was sent Saturday to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull imploring his …

Marine Ecosystems Took 3 Million Years To Recover After The Great Dying

At the end of the Permian period some 252 million years ago, global climate change killed off 95 percent of the planet’s species. Now, researchers …

Climate Change

Researchers discover 3 new species of fish off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers in Hawaii have discovered three probable new species of fish while on an expedition in the protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.<p>In a statement released Wednesday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said divers …

The Great Barrier Reef Is In Really Bad Shape, You Guys

Australia's upcoming election is the tipping point for the reef.<p>Scientists warn that Australia is at a tipping point when it comes to saving the Great Barrier Reef, and that neither major party fighting for victory at the upcoming federal election has fully grasped the need for immediate action.<p>As …

Australia

Technology and Science News - ABC News

YouTube Music launches revamped version<p>Twitter implements new filter that demotes trolls' tweets<p>Deep summer discounts for Amazon Prime members in …

Bill Gates

New Online Tool Quantifies Ocean Benefits at Global Scale

New Online Tool Quantifies Ocean Benefits at Global Scale

Oceans

Hope Spots: An Actionable Plan to Save the Ocean

Changing Planet<p>The immense problems facing the ocean often leave us feeling powerless. But what if there was a concrete, actionable strategy to nurse the ocean back to health? Dr. Sylvia Earle argues that there is. As a result, Mission Blue and the International Union for Conservation of Nature …

Conservation

10 Stunning Undersea Creatures From the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

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Scientists Just Found This Weird Jellyfish Deep In The Pacific Ocean

Plants and Animals Photo credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the …

Pacific Ocean

Coral reef at Amazon River's mouth surprises scientists

Dark, muddy plume where river meets Atlantic Ocean hides giant reef system<p>Scientists have discovered a huge, coral reef hidden in a place they didn't …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Anyone who’s been keeping keeping and growing corals in a home aquarium would have no problem telling you what is a coral. But if you tried to …

Aquariums

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

For most of us, upgrading and having a larger aquarium than the one we currently have is never far from our minds. We constantly dream about what …

Aquariums

This Bizarre Fish With Legs Has Been Discovered Off The Coast of New Zealand

Blinky?<p>There's no shortage of strange things living at the bottom of our oceans, but earlier this week a specimen was found off the coast of New …

New Zealand

To Help Coral Survive Climate Change, Scientists Try Speeding Up Evolution

Breeding coral that will be able to survive the hot, acidic ocean of the future, to keep the oceans from getting even worse.<p>As the climate warms, coral reefs are some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems. They face a triple threat of waters that are becoming warmer, more acidic, and more prone …

Whales, otters, sharks and seals are all turning out for the “Superbowl of nature”

<b>(Tory Kallman via Shutterstock)</b><p>M. Sanjayan talks to Salon about “Big Blue Live,” and the incredible story of an ecosytem’s recovery<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 30, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>Monterey Bay is a diverse marine ecosystem located south of San Francisco, best known for its aquarium and for its frequent …

Sea Otters

Fuzzy Nautilus Rediscovered and Filmed After 30 Years

Changing Planet<p>It’s really nice to see an old friend after a long absence.<p>Thirty years after the discovery of the fuzzy, slimy, <i>Allonautilus scrobiculatus</i>, I returned to Papua New Guinea to see if this remarkable living fossil had survived the decades of shell hunting and environmental degradation …

Nature