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Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) by David Cook

Tagging Seals Improves Ocean Weather Forecasts

Elephant seals improve weather forecasts by up to 6%. Real time data from tagged animals being used by UK's Met Office.
starfish, Pisaster ochraceus

Mysterious disease creates Zombie Starfish

Sick and dying starfish (sea stars) have appeared in a multitude of locations between Alaska and southern California. "It's like a zombie wasteland," says...
Lionfish

Marine Invaders Threaten Galapagos

Increasing tourism and the spread of marine invasive non-native species is threatening the unique undersea life around the Galapagos Islands.
Frog Fish, Great Barrier Reef

Indonesia Coral Reefs Thrive under Centuries Old System

Indonesian coral reefs are thriving under a management system designed in the 17th Century.
diatoms

Ocean bacteria “pumped-up” by dying plankton

Scientists have discovered a surprising new short-circuit to the biological pump. They found that sinking particles of stressed and dying phytoplankton release chemicals that...

Live fast and die young: same-sex sexual behaviour in a deep-sea squid

In a study published today in Biology Letters, male squid were found to routinely and indiscriminately mate with both males and females.
Delicate grasping of a sea cucumber at a depth of 1282 m.

Marine biologists explore delicate deep-sea life with soft robotics and 3D printing

Marine biologists have been able to investigate and interact with fragile deep-sea organisms using 3D-printed soft robotic manipulators. During a deep-sea expedition to the Phoenix...

Rare Algae Saves Caribbean Coral

A rare opportunity has allowed a team of scientists to evaluate corals--and the essential, photosynthetic algae that live inside their cells--before, during, and after...
Orbicella faveolata coral by Verena Schoepf

Fat helps corals cope with global warming

Study reveals that corals which store fat are more able to survive bleaching events. When the water in which they live gets too warm, corals...
Okeanos

Exploring the Ocean with the Okeanos Explorer

The ocean is vast and has been greatly explored in the last decades. But there is still much to be discovered. With clear plans...