Oceans

512-Year-Old Shark, Believed To Be Oldest Living Vertebrate, Found In North Atlantic

Researchers have found an ancient shark in North Atlantic, believed to be 512 years old, which could be the oldest living vertebrate in the world. …

World News

Underwater robots reveal the cannibalistic all-you-can-eat-buffet of the deep sea

Bon appétit!<p>The deep sea is filled with scaly and gelatinous creatures feasting on each other — and now we have an unprecedented view into this cannibalistic all-you-can-eat buffet.<p>Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have analyzed 30 years’ worth of videos taken by …

Biological Species

Scientists find incredible shark that may over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

Science

See the World's Newest Marine Park in the Pacific Ocean

By Matt Rand<p>For the health of the ocean and all who depend on it, this is big news: In November, Mexico became the latest nation to create a large, …

Monster Sharks: Four Fierce Giants That Rival Greenland's Ancient Beast

Sharks have been making headlines recently after a 2016 report of a Greenland shark that was around 512 years old resurfaced this week. In November, …

Fish

No, Scientists Haven't Found a 512-Year-Old Greenland Shark

Headlines circulating on the internet today (Dec. 14) breathlessly described the discovery of a 512-year-old shark — but they're a little off the …

Science

Meet the World's Oldest Vertebrate, an Elusive 512-Year-Old Greenland Shark

And it's not the only one of its kind.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Archaeology, Biology & Work<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

Biology

The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen

Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population …

Emerging Technology

Researchers find high levels of microplastics on Norway’s Arctic coast

The amount of microplastics found in blue mussels on Norway's Barents Sea coast near the border to Russia is more than double of what is measured in …

The Arctic

Art and science join forces to save corals

A musician-marine biologist duo using film to inspire conservation have stumbled across some very unusual urban corals in Miami. Their discovery …

World News

Dell, GM and others plan to incorporate ocean plastics into supply chains

Recently, I wrote about a dish soap bottle made from recycled ocean plastic. Similarly, Katherine has written about skateboards and sunglasses made …

Sustainability

Odisha forest officials arrest 19 fishermen, seize four trawlers for sneaking into prohibited turtle concentration zone

<b>Kendrapara:</b> Forest personnel have arrested 19 fishermen from Olive Ridley turtle concentration zones at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha's …

Rays snared in shark nets on NSW north coast prompt questions about response times

Concerns about shark nets have resurfaced after a number of rays got caught up off the New South Wales north coast.<p>Marine conservation group Sea …

New South Wales

Swimmer rescued after sea lion bite near San Francisco pier

SAN FRANCISCO — A swimmer was hospitalized after suffering a bite from a sea lion Thursday afternoon, according to San Francisco police.<p>Shortly …

San Francisco

NOAA Buoys help fishermen strategize in real time

<b>In this age of open data, a wealth of up-to-date and user-friendly information is just a few clicks away. But what does this digital revolution mean</b> …

Sailing

Meeting an octopus with children's book author Jan Brett

Gilligan the octopus was putting on a show, and her aquarist was delighted.<p>“We can’t make any promises with an octopus,” said Angelina Komatovich,who takes care of the giant Pacific octopus at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. “Most of the time she’s hiding in a corner.”<p>Not …

Irfan Khan

Health warning over ‘toxic’ Mindarie fish

The Department of Health has warned people against eating fish, crabs or shellfish collected from Minarie Marina - because of fears of paralytic …

Health

Great Barrier Reef blue hole: Australian biologist explores ‘time capsules for ocean’

A blue hole in an isolated location in the Great Barrier Reef, which is almost impossible to see from above, has been explored. Blues holes are of …

Great Barrier Reef

Injured sea turtle gets new lease on life thanks to groundbreaking treatment at Birch Aquarium

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) - Researchers at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla came up with a groundbreaking way to help an injured sea turtle live a long …

La Jolla

Operation: Coral Rescue is under way

<b>It might seem like an impossible mission, but NOAA found the right team to handle the job.</b><p>NOAA scientists have partnered with several organizations …

Sailing

Reality bites: Five of the biggest myths about sharks

As summer holidays and the beach beckon, the perennial debate of sharks – and what, if anything, to do about them – inevitably surfaces.<p>This week's …

St Kilda

Feeding China's appetite for jellyfish would take food from turtles, group warns

The endangered leatherback turtle eats its own weight in jellyfish daily<p>As the Nova Scotia government explores the potential for a commercial …

Nova Scotia

Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood

If we have to feed 9.8 billion people by 2050, food from the ocean will have to play a major role. Ending hunger and malnutrition while meeting the …

South-east Asia

Central East and Maria Island zones to remain closed

<b>Paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) levels in lobster samples collected last week from the Central East and Maria Island rock lobster biotoxin management</b> …

Sailing

A US diplomat who’s long worked on Arctic issues leaves on a high note

For years, David Balton has guided U.S. Arctic policy at the State Department, where his career spans three decades and over several presidential …

The Arctic

Learn about Deep-Sea Coral

<b>Most people are surprised to learn that deep-sea corals exist at all, let alone that they live in waters of every region of the United States.</b> …

Sailing

Endangered sea turtles fly South

<b>For pilots Philip Greenspun and Tom Cooper, today's passengers were a bit unusual: 46 sea turtles packed in towel-covered banana boxes. Greenspun and</b> …

Sailing

Managing for a resilient reef

<b>The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is responsible for ensuring the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park — one of the world's greatest natural</b> …

Sailing

It's official: 2016's Great Barrier Reef bleaching was unlike anything that went before

It is no longer news that the Great Barrier Reef has suffered extreme bleaching.<p>In early 2016, we heard that the reef had suffered the worst …

Climate Change

193 nations sign pledge to tackle 'global crisis' of plastic in the oceans

Britain has joined nearly 200 countries in signing up to a United Nations resolution to eliminate plastic in the sea.<p>If current pollution rates continue, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which organised the meeting.<p>Eight …

Climate