In a cold and dark underwater world, where a never-ending rain of rocks keeps the seafloor barren, researchers were startled to find fish, crustaceans and jellyfish investigating a submersible...
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
An amazing video by nature photographer Daniel Stoupin reveals the stunning slow-motion world of corals and sponges. The 3 and-a-half-minute “Slow Life” Vimeo video is composed of 150,000 shots,...
San Francisco Bay Area officials have begun laboratory tests and necropsies on dead seabirds found coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like dirty rubber cement.
Although the surface of Antarctica is almost completely white, a field of green and brown algae clings to the underside of the sea ice around the frozen continent
The remains of a 415-million-year-old fish skull from Siberia though miniscule in size offer hints about the origins of all jawed vertebrates, ranging from reptiles to humans, a new study finds
One photograph is shedding light on the life of one of the ocean’s more elusive animals. The journal Coral Reefs has published what is believed to be the first photograph taken of a live thresher...
A pod of endangered killer whales that swims off the coast of Washington state welcomed its first newborn in more than two years
Many predators lurk in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean, but the so-called disco clam has a flashy defense mechanism a spectacular light show to scare away potential threats
If they had timed their escape just right, three prisoners who slipped out of Alcatraz more than 50 years ago on a raft made from raincoats would have had a chance of survival, new research shows