A new report examines how plastic waste affects marine wildlife.
In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.
The underwater skyscraper teems with sea life and had been overlooked in past surveys of the reef system.
Cephalopod researchers were surprised by the sighting of a ram’s horn squid, a peculiar animal never before filmed in its natural environment.
Remoras — known for hitching rides on whales and sharks — swim surprisingly freely over the surfaces formed by their hosts.
The discovery of impaled sharks on Mediterranean shores backs up old fishermen’s tales of the marine predators dueling with swordfish.
Twenty-four countries and the E.U. have agreed to create three marine parks, which would ban fishing and other industrial activity. But to become a reality, China must also agree.
The prime minister blew up over what he called Europe’s insistence that Britain make all the compromises. But Europe says it still wants to talk.
Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.
Some in Wareham, Mass., worried the enormous, blob-like fish was stranded. Others thought it was a shark. It turned out to be a sunfish, and town officials urged residents to stop reporting it.
Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.
A very small percentage of people don’t mind the pungent odor of fish, a genetic study found.
Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.
Tuesday: When an infection was detected at a hatchery, officials, already under statewide shelter-in-place orders, moved to institute a lockdown of their own.
The whale beaching, one of the largest strandings ever recorded globally, prompted a five-day rescue effort.
The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.
Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
Two men pleaded guilty to tampering to influence a contest, a third-degree felony, almost two years after the state started investigating where they caught their fish.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.
When a species of microalgae gets inside a zooplankton that feeds on it, it smothers the grazer’s eggs and disrupts reproduction.
A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.
Against the backdrop of climate change, the delicate underwater ecology of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is hurting from declines in otters.
They’re the first animals known to turn food into extra limbs.
A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.
The Army Corps of Engineers will impose new mitigation conditions on the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine, potentially pushing approval past the election.
On occasion, different species of angelfish produce hybrid offspring even more colorful than the parents.
Plentiful salmon used to be one of the few perks for residents of Russia’s Far East. Then the fish vanished, and many local residents blamed President Putin.
Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.
The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.
A recent analysis of the flippers of living and extinct marine animals shows the enduring power of “baby mittens.”
Commingling tissues and blood would normally prompt a massive immune response. These deep sea lovers found a workaround.
A 63-year-old woman died in the state’s first recorded fatal shark attack, the authorities said. Sharks rarely attack humans but are following seals, their natural prey, north, experts say.
Rescued from their cold, cramped and nutrient-poor homes, the bacteria awoke in the lab and grew.
The Pebble Mine could be worth billions. It could also put a lucrative fishing industry at risk.
Researchers have found fish that absorb more than 99.9 percent of the light that hits their skin.
American paddlefish and Russian sturgeon were not supposed to be able to create hybrid offspring. Surprise!
Unlike vertebrate embryo cells, which signal to each other over long distances, sea squirt embryo cells talk only to those they’re closest to.
The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.
Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
A recent expedition to the inky depths of the Coral Sea revealed an unknown world of creatures and geologic features.
A behavior called shelling is learned from peers, unlike other feeding strategies that are passed from mother to calf.
Paternal care has evolved dozens of times in aquatic life, and is more common than maternal or combined parenting.
A football-size egg from Antarctica and baby dinosaurs from Mongolia and Argentina shine new light on ancient reptile reproduction.
With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine-comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.
Warming waters attributed to climate change help fill people’s pockets and dinner plates.
He swam the world’s oceans, identified hundreds of new fish species and named 834 of them.
A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.
Patrik Svensson mixed natural history with memoir for his debut, which has become a surprise best seller and award winner in his native Sweden.
The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.
How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.