Marine Biology

Giant predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them

When Jean-Lou Justine received the first photograph of a giant worm with a head like a shovel, the biologist was astounded.<p>Hammerhead flatworms, which grow to a foot or more in length, do not belong in European vegetable gardens. “We do not have that in France,” said Justine, a professor at the …

Zoology

Humans Are Even Worse Than We Thought

What is the worst living thing on Earth? If you answered “centipedes,” you’re correct! But coming in a close second are humans, of course. We really …

Marine Mammals

Crews rescue abandoned seal pup, so young its umbilical cord was still attached

An abandoned seal pup got stuck in the surf of Old Orchard Beach in Maine on Tuesday. The seal was able to make its way onto land, but struggled to …

Cute Animals

Please Pass the Invasive

Friday<p>We were somewhere around Pensacola Pass, on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, when the over-the-counter drugs failed to take hold.<p>Just after …

Science

Fishermen scrambling after endangered whales' arrival in Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, N.B. — The arrival of two endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has thrown several lucrative fisheries for a …

Halifax

Humans Make Up Just 0.01 Percent Of Earth’s Biomass But Have Managed To Destroy Most Of Life On The Planet

The human race has wiped out 83 percent of all wild animals and half the plant life on our planet, reveals a new study.<p>The human race only takes up a …

Biomass

Poll: Canadians support ban on keeping whales, dolphins in captivity

A new poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds that Canadians are more than twice as likely to support a ban on keeping whales, dolphins and …

Marine Mammals

Busch Gardens & SeaWorld Are Giving Away Free Beer All Summer

Once upon a magical summer vacation, parents would get a free beer or two when they went to Florida and took the family to Busch Gardens or SeaWorld. …

Amusement Parks

Lionfish Tournaments Remove 15K Invasive Fish From Florida Waters

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>|</b> <b>Twitter</b><p>MIAMI (CBSMiami) — More than 15,000 lionfish were removed from Florida waters thanks to several tournaments held …

Fish

Tiny California Sea Lion Pup Born At Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

This newborn pup may be the cutest thing ever!<p>VALLEJO, CA — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom welcomed a newborn California sea lion to the park on Sunday, …

Six Flags

A seachange needed in fisheries to give dolphins, whales and porpoises a chance

Dolphins, whales and porpoises (cetaceans) are fascinating animals that continue to capture the imagination of humans as evidenced by the increasing …

Marine Mammals

Algae 'talk to each other' and could help scientists monitor climate change

Researchers led by the University of Bath found that a population of diatoms - a type of microalgae - omitted electrical oscillations under …

Biofuel

Humpback whale washes ashore in WA

Rowing

Law Aims to Ban Long Fishing Net Blamed for Killing Sea Life

New legislation aims to phase out mile-long fishing nets off the California coast that have entangled and killed sea life, including endangered …

Marine Mammals

Entangled humpback whale washes up dead in Washington state

Biologists are raising concerns after a young humpback whale was found dead just south of Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula.<p>John Calambokidis with …

Environment

Giant invasive flatworms found in France, French territories

Scientists have for the first time identified the presence of several invasive flatworm species in France.

Natural History

The gypsum gravity chute: A phytoplankton-elevator to the ocean floor: Anew phenomenon under the Arctic sea ice

Anew phenomenon under the Arctic sea ice<p>Tiny gypsum crystals can make phytoplankton so heavy that they rapidly sink, hereby transporting large …

Seafloor

Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues season’s first harbor seal, who needed 24-hour critical care at the already packed rehab center

LAGUNA BEACH — When a weak and malnourished harbor seal was found near 32nd Street in Newport Beach recently, the rescue team at the Pacific Marine …

Seals

Shark net figures show massive amount of marine bycatch compared to smart drumlines

Data from a controversial two-stage trial of shark nets off the New South Wales north coast shows that 420 marine animals were caught, but only 11 …

New South Wales

Asia's largest dredging vessel to start trial voyage

Asia's largest and most advanced dredging vessel Tian Kun Hao is about to set off on its trial voyage.<p>The tremendous "island-making" ship was …

China

Chelsea Flower Show held in London - Xinhua

Scenery along Yongjiang River in Nanning, south China's Guangxi<p>China launches relay satellite to explore Moon's far side<p>Aerial view of Laoshan …

News (China)

tunesday – porpoise spit

A band named after Muriel’s mediocre hometown? Yes, indeed it is – and they make ripper tunes to boot. In their own words: “Porpoise Spit was birthed …

Marine Mammals

Thunderstorms Expected For Southeast Hillsborough County

The National Weather Service says an area of strong thunderstorms could impact northeastern Manatee and Southeastern Hillsborough counties.<p>TAMPA, FL …

Weather

Terrifying Attack Caught On Camera Shows Why Dolphins Aren’t As Nice As You Think

When photographers Alister Kemp and Jamie Muny first saw this dolphin chucking a small, silvery marine animal about they thought the mammal was …

Marine Mammals

Pygmy sperm whale trapped in shallows off Williamstown

A whale has become trapped in waters off Williamstown in Victoria this afternoon.<p>Images obtained by 9NEWS show the pygmy sperm whale in the shallows …

Sperm Whale

Free Lolita the Killer Whale!

Right now in the Pacific Northwest, the indigenous Lummi tribe is reminding us of our connection to nature, pushing us to question how we treat other …

Killer Whales

Sea Turtle Toolkit | Educators Toolkits | WWF

Full Sea Turtle Toolkit<p>The sea turtle toolkit provides a resource guide and six activities around this iconic species, the threats they face, and …

Sea Turtles

7 Stranded Dolphins Rescued On Cape Cod

A team of rescuers saved a group of stranded dolphins in Dennis at Chapin Memorial Beach.<p>DENNIS, MA — A group of stranded dolphins were rescued on …

Cape Cod

More Whales Wash Up Dead in S.F. Bay - May 21, 2018

It’s been a rough spring for whales making their annual migration to Alaska, at least here in the San Francisco Bay. Two separate fatally injured …

San Francisco Bay

Tagging river dolphins for the first time: WWF and partners boost conservation efforts in the Amazon

For the first time ever, WWF and research partners are now tracking river dolphins in the Amazon using satellite technology—a tool that will provide …

Wildlife