Oceans

The return of a native New Yorker: Whales

On a gray summer afternoon a double-decker ferry cruised around New York’s Rockaway Peninsula as rain drove down in sheets. Undaunted, the passengers, including 8-year-olds from Brooklyn celebrating a birthday, looked out the windows, hoping to glimpse their quarry.<p>A voice came over a weak …

Empire State Building

Giant plankton eat and transport plastic through the ocean

A giant larvacean (the blue, tadpole-like animal) beats its tails, pumping water and microplastic beads (red dots) through its inner filter. Photo by …

Seafloor

Watch: Great White Shark Leaps Out Of Water, Snatches Fish Of Man's Line - Too Close For Comfort

Advertisement - story continues below<p>A recent video posted on Facebook shows an encounter between a fishing boat and a great white shark off the …

Conservative View

Divers Freeing Whale Sharks From Fishing Nets Is the Most Beautiful Thing You’ll Ever See (VIDEO)

For many decades, it has been well documented that other animals, particularly dolphins, whales, and sea turtles, are also caught in fishing nets. In …

The Most Beautiful

The scent of plastic trash makes fish think it's food, new study finds

If you thought “empty calories” were bad for you, consider this: Plastic is ending up in the bellies of fish and other marine life — and it may not be an accident. A new study finds that anchovies were actually attracted to some kinds of plastic, mistaking it for a tasty meal.<p>The findings, …

This Coral Reef Now Has Its Own, Innovative Insurance Policy

Because the reef protects the businesses on the shore in Mexico, it offers an incredible amount of economic value. Now, when it’s damaged, repairing it will be paid for.<p>A 40-mile stretch of coral reef off the coast of Puerto Morelos, Mexico–part of the roughly 700-mile long Mesoamerican Reef, the …

Insurance

What governments, police and public should understand about Blue Whale Challenge

The Blue Whale Challenge, the nefarious, viral online phenomenon that is said to have claimed over 130 lives across the world, has become a topic of …

Blue Whale

Scientists Crack The Code Of The Antarctic Penguin's Mysterious Undersea Calls

Image: NOAA<p>When Gentoo penguins swim into the open ocean to hunt for food, they often produce wierd buzzing sounds that marine biologists assume is a …

Technology (Australia)

Pictured: Minke whale spotted in Belfast Harbour

A minke whale has been spotted in Belfast Harbour.<p>This species of whale is the type most commonly encountered in Northern Irish waters, and is known …

News (Ireland)

Three in five vessels honour Port of Vancouver go-slow request to protect killer whales

Almost 60 per cent of ocean-going vessels are so far honouring a request by the Port of Vancouver to go slow in critical habitat of endangered …

Canadian News

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort – where the eco-minded soak in luxury | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>What is it?</b> Konotta Island lies in the deep south of the Maldives and on it stands the luxurious and eco-minded Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. A …

News (China)

Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise

A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.<p>University of …

University of Queensland

Humankind’s odd need to catch sharks

<b>Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean.</b> By Morten Stroksnes. Translated by Tiina Nunnally. <i>Knopf; 320</i> …

Economics

New gene catalog of ocean microbiome reveals surprises

Microbes dominate the planet, especially the ocean, and help support the entire marine food web. In a recent report published in <i>Nature Microbiology</i>, …

Hawaii

Come see cars, whales and otters in Monterey this week

August is here, which means car week on the Monterey Peninsula during the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance. Tens of thousands of tourists …

Road Trips

Another Reason to Ditch Plastic—It Smells Like Food to Fish

We know that the massive amount of plastic that's continually dumped into our oceans can end up in the stomachs of marine species (and ultimately on …

Baby dolphin dies after tourists pull it from ocean for selfies

A baby dolphin died Friday after several beachgoers in Spain pulled it from the water to touch and take selfies with it, according to the Washington …

Dolphins

Gulf of Mexico dead zone is "largest" ever recorded in U.S.

Scientists say it's mostly from fertilizer and sewage runoff that eventually forces marine life to leave – or suffocate and die

Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico loaded with one of world's highest concentrations of plastic | NOLA.com

The Gulf of Mexico is famous for its bountiful catches: blue crab, shrimp, redfish. Add one more: plastic.<p>The first survey of the amount and types of …

Gulf of Mexico

This is why you need to start eating jellyfish

We're guessing they taste 'just like chicken'...<p>Scientists are urging us to take a culinary side-step and start to eat jellyfish.<p>Why? You might ask. …

Mediterranean Sea

Opinion: Will Trump allow oil drilling in the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary?

Just look west. Right off our coastline is the majesty and wonder of the Pacific Ocean. From the largest mammal to the smallest microbe, our oceans …

Oil Drilling

Chinese fisherman caught in Ecuador marine reserve with boat full of thousands of sharks

QUITO, ECUADOR (AFP) - A court in Ecuador remanded in custody the Chinese crew of a fishing boat suspected of catching endangered sharks in the …

Shanghai

Have We Been Swimming With Great White Sharks All Along?

It’s a steamy July day on New Jersey Shore and, form our position offshore, we’re so close to “Great White,” the famous wooden rollercoaster at …

Adventure Travel

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi HC expresses concern over app causing children's suicide

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Delhi High Court on Thursday expressed concern over children allegedly committing suicide while playing the Blue Whale Challenge, an …

Blue Whale

Bait and Switch: Anchovies Eat Plastic Because It Smells Like Prey

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>As you bite down into a …

Fish

Microplastics in Spanish Table Salt

Article |<p>Open<p>Maria E. Iñiguez,<br>• Juan A. Conesa ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-7981-440X &<br>• Andres Fullana<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>7</b>, Article number: 8620 …

Rough surf delays retrieval of dead whale off Narragansett

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — State environmental officials were waiting for surf conditions around Point Judith to subside Wednesday before attempting to …

Unusual marine animals wash ashore at popular Nova Scotia beach

A popular Nova Scotia beach had a pair of unusual marine animals wash up on its shores this week.<p>“It [Thresher Shark] was just barely peaking out of …

Fish

Meet the Brothers Kayaking Down the World's Most Polluted River

By Gary Bencheghib and Sam Bencheghib<p>We have all heard about the accumulation of plastic pollution in our ocean and the devastating effects it is …

The Hollow Steel Ball That Changed Ocean Exploration Forever

In the 1930s, the bathysphere propelled scientists deeper into the sea than they had ever been before.<p>In the spring of 1930, a group of scientists …

Culture