Lizzie Archer

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Ocean Acidification Is Frying Fish’s Sense of Smell

It’s hard to imagine since our sense of smell pretty much disappears underwater, but fish rely heavily on their sniffers to detect predators, find …

Climate Change

You can now take Yale’s most popular (and mood-boosting) class ever online for free

Earlier this year, Yale University introduced a course on happiness that quickly rose to fame on its campus. The class, called “Psychology and the …

Britain is banning plastic straws — and asking Canada to join

Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and is pressing other Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, to join.<p>Plastic straws have been a …

Seafood giants 'let thousands of whales, dolphins and seals die in agony each year from discarded fishing equipment'

The world’s biggest seafood firms are all contributing to the deaths of more than 100,000 whales, dolphins, seals, turtles and seabirds that are …

This Woman Learned Her Birthmark Is A Sign She Fused With Her Twin In Utero

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

Scientists discover key gene for producing marine molecule with huge environmental impacts

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have discovered a key gene for the synthesis of one of the world's most abundant sulfur …

At Least Five New Species Among Massive Haul Of Deep-Sea Beasties Caught Off Australia's Coast

The first-ever survey to explore and catalog the creatures living in the abyssal depths off the coast of Australia has come back with a bumper crop. …

The Trump administration just got sued over an “unusual mortality event” in the ocean

Shutterstock<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>On January 22, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration got …

North Atlantic

A New Species Of Shark Discovered In The Atlantic Ocean - And It's Freaking Adorable

Despite having evolved some 250 million years ago, sixgill sharks are still some of the most mysterious creatures living in the oceans. So elusive …

Our acid oceans will dissolve coral reef sands within decades

Carbonate sands on coral reefs will start dissolving within about 30 years, on average, as oceans become more acidic, new research published today in …

These Bizarre Sea Creatures May Help Save Coral Reefs—If They Survive

Despite the ongoing plunder of the world’s sea cucumbers, the U.S. seems set on barring inspections of their exports.<p>Sea cucumbers aren’t cucumbers at all. But they share one thing with their terrestrial namesake: You can eat them.<p>That’s why a study released online on February 19 is disturbing. It …

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 …

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 …

73% of Deep-Sea Fish Have Ingested Plastic

Microplastics can really be found everywhere, even in the stomachs of creatures living deep underwater.<p>Marine scientists from the National University …

Humans are suffocating the world’s coral reefs with plastics

The world’s coral reefs are already in serious trouble thanks to climate change that has bleached (read: utterly devastated) massive stretches of …

Coral Reefs

Ammonia emissions rise in UK, as other air pollutant levels fall

Levels of powerful air pollutant rose by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016 according to government statistics<p>Emissions of ammonia have been on the rise in the UK, new statistics from the government show, even while the amount of other pollutants entering the atmosphere has fallen.<p>Levels of the powerful air …

Greenpeace submarine captures rare footage of the Antarctic Seafloor

Greenpeace International has released its first submarine footage from a part of the Antarctic seafloor never before visited by humans.<p>The footage shows a seafloor ‘carpeted with life’ as well as ‘clear indications of a vulnerable marine ecosystem’ - strong evidence of the need for an Antarctic …

Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae

When simulating future environmental conditions, researchers confront a problem: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are …

7 Award-Winning Apps Launch a Mobile Age for the Ocean Economy

Every single day over 20 terabytes (that’s 20 million megabytes!) of ocean data are collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

Apps

Giant squid murdered by fellow squid on Spanish coast

It's extremely rare to spot a live giant squid, and the first time one was sighted outside of Japan<p>On 7 October 2016, a rare incident happened off …

Jellyfish on the menu

Squid, sole, dogfish, herring and cod all feed on baby jellyfish – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the Centre for …

Singapore researchers' underwater robot inspired by manta ray

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Researchers in Singapore have built an underwater robot that looks and swims like a manta ray, using only single motors and flexible fins to propel it through water in a manner uncannily like its biological cousin.<p>It's not the first of its kind - academics have spent years …

Facebook's artificial intelligence robots shut down after they start talking to each other in their own language

Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they …

Why do endangered right whales keep dying off the coast of Canada?

Researchers are racing for answers after at least 10 deaths of north Atlantic right whales, marking the deadliest year since tracking began<p>Researchers are scrambling to figure out why one of the world’s most endangered whale species is dying in “unprecedented” numbers, after at least 10 north …

Leaping 500-pound mako shark whips anglers into a screaming frenzy | Adventure Sports Network

Mako shark splashes down after one of several spectacular leaps.<p>As every angler knows, sometimes it's the one that gets away that generates the most …

A garbage patch bigger than Texas was just discovered in the Pacific Ocean

A few months ago, scientists found a new garbage patch in the Arctic ocean. And now, another pocket of plastics, human trash, and chemical waste has …

Ocean 'dead zones' cover an area larger than the United Kingdom

The meat industry is being blamed for the worst ever dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Why do these oxygen-poor stretches of ocean, which can't …

Chinese fishermen are destroying the ocean floor catching "trash fish" no one even eats

China’s appetite of seafood is is so voracious that by 2030 the nation will account for 38% of the world’s fish consumed by people, the World Bank has predicted (pdf, p. 16). In the quest to satisfy this demand, Chinese fishermen are also catching vast quantities of fish too young or too small to …

Aquaculture