marine life

World's Biggest Sponge Discovered in Hawaii The Size of a Minivan

Ana Verayo   | May 30, 2016 07:52 AM EDT

NOAA scientists just discovered the biggest sponge on the planet in Hawaii, with dimensions similar to a minivan. read more

Supernova Dust found on Pacific Ocean Floor

Marco Foronda   | Jan 22, 2015 07:05 AM EST

The team studied plutonium-244, which serves as a radioactive clock. read more

Humans are a Threat to Ocean Life

Marco Foronda   | Jan 17, 2015 08:40 AM EST

The wave of extinctions caused by humans may soon sweep across the seas. read more

Scientists Model a Swimming Animal's Movements for the First Time

Marc Maligalig   | Oct 30, 2014 10:15 AM EDT

A number of laboratories have attempted to model the movements of aquatic animals. read more

Researchers Find Ammonia in the Open Ocean

Marc Maligalig   | Oct 30, 2014 09:27 AM EDT

One possibility is that the ammonium was just deposited near the continent before it reached Bermuda. read more

Leonardo DiCaprio Conservation Foundation Awarded US$2 Million to Save Marine Life

Marco Foronda   | Oct 18, 2014 10:36 AM EDT

The Titanic lead actor helps to save the ocean and marine life. read more

Oil Platforms are Good Fish Habitats

Marc Maligalig   | Oct 15, 2014 01:43 PM EDT

A team of scientists from California has discovered that natural gas and oil platforms off the coast of the state offer one of the most productive fish habitats in the world. read more

Rare Chinese Sturgeon at Risk of Extinction

Marco Foronda   | Sep 17, 2014 12:57 AM EDT

The ancient Chinese sturgeon that inhabited the Earth for 140 million years is now almost extinct. read more

SharkStopper Repels Sharks With Scary Audio

Marc Maligalig   | Aug 16, 2014 01:42 PM EDT

Developers based in Huntington Station, NY., have developed SharkStopper, a device that is worn on the ankle, to repel sharks by emitting sounds that mimics the predatory fish's natural predator. read more

Facial and Body Scrub Microbeads Pose Serious Risk to Environment

Christl Leong   | Jun 20, 2014 03:44 AM EDT

Environmentalists recently found an abundance of microbeads, which are commonly found in facial scrubs, body scrubs, soaps and toothpaste, in several bodies of water including Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario. read more

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