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Humpback Whale

New Mysterious Sound of Humpback Whales Could be Related to Mating

Humpback whales are known to be the gentle giants of the ocean. They are prominent because of their massive size. But a certain attribute of these whales that intrigued many marine biologists is the sound they produce.

The Pacific Ocean

The Oceans are Worth US$24 Trillion, WWF Reveals

"The ocean rivals the wealth of the world's richest countries, but it is being allowed to sink to the depths of a failed economy".

Vampire squid

Vampire Squids May Be Immortal, Study Reveals

Researchers report that the deep-sea squids have a reproductive strategy unlike any ever seen before in an octopus or squid.

The dangerous oceans

Ocean Acidification to Blame for the Earth's Worst Mass Extinction

It caused up to 96 percent of all marine species and 70 percent of terrestrial vertebrate species to become extinct.

True colors

Ultraviolet Lights Uncover the True Colors and Patterns of Ancient Seashells

The seashells, which were between 6.6 and 4.8 million years old, look white in regular light. .

A mighty flier

Scientists Track Tiny Songbird that Migrates 1500 Miles Nonstop

The birds are known to bulk up by eating insects near their coastal departure points before heading south.

Marine Ecosystem

Marine Ecosystems will Recover from Climate Change after Millennia

The study reveals invertebrate fossils are nearly non-existent during times of lower-than-average oxygen levels.

Largest arthropod

Scientists Found Fossils of Giant Sea Monster

The newly described species is one of the largest arthropods yet discovered, a class of animals that includes spiders and crabs.

Great Barrier Reef

Small Plastics are Big Threat to Corals

A closer look revealed the plastics were deep inside the coral polyps and wrapped in digestive tissue.

Ocean acidification Pacific Oyster

Ocean Acidification Threatens Shellfish, Report Says

The effects on marine biology are most notable among mollusk populations, especially oysters and clams.

Sea lion pup

Why are Starving Sea Lion Pups Washing Ashore in California?

This January, more than 250 emaciated sea lion pups were rescued.

Submarine volcano

Underwater Volcanic Activity Alters Climate Change

The oceanic crust is constantly renewed by underwater volcanic chains called spreading ridges.

Killer Whale

Killer Whale' Lolita' Gets Federal Government Protection

Lolita is the last known survivor of the many orcas captured from the Salish Sea in 1970.

Yellowfin Tuna

Rise in Mercury Levels Endanger Yellowfin Tuna

An increase in mercury levels is dangerous because mercury affects the human immune system, brain, heart, lungs and kidney.

Pink sea slug

California Faces Massive Nudibranch 'Invasion'

The Hopkins' rose nudibranch gets its pink pigmentation by eating a rose-colored encrusting bryozoan, a moss-like species.

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