Fishing boats in the Gulf of Alaska are being stalked by enormous sperm whales, which charge in and rip huge volumes of fish from the lines
We know almost nothing about the enormous beaked whales because they spend so much time deep underwater, but a new DNA technique could unmask them
The biomass of living organisms on the planet has halved since human civilisation began, and humans now outweigh all wild mammals tenfold
Huge sea spiders move excruciatingly slowly, but they can still catch prey animals that move much faster than them – because their prey sometimes crash into the seafloor
Bowhead whales are such talented singers they can make two sounds simultaneously, and they invent new songs every year
Fish and seafood are normally fairly environmentally friendly, but it takes so much fuel to catch some species that their carbon footprint is as big as that of red meat
Giant devil rays have been filmed courting for the first time, and it turns out the males do not even wait for the females to give birth
The slick of oil condensate from a stricken tanker in the East China Sea is a threat to all marine life, not least because it is invisible
Parasitic crustaceans called castrator pea crabs spend most of their lives hiding in the sex organs of limpets, and that makes it difficult to find a mate
Two peach stones found in sediment beneath Saint Mark’s Basilica could extend the history of Venice by 180 years
Laptop packaging is an unlikely new destination for plastic otherwise destined for oceans – but will it make a difference to the clean-up efforts?
There's still a lot the average person doesn't know about the trash clogging up our oceans. Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) scientists are tackling this public awareness crisis with LITTERBASE, a tool that makes it easy for...
The discovery that the Krebs cycle, which is essential for life, can occur in the absence of enzymes suggests that life’s origins were surprisingly humble
It’s an age-old philosophy: if you want to keep something out, just build a big wall. That’s exactly how Japan is approaching future tsunamis in the wake of the 2011 disaster that wiped out much of its northeastern coast...
The International Maritime Organization has just signed off on an International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, more simply known as the Polar Code...
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