A tenfold increase in protected coral species was announced Aug. 27, with 20 new corals added to the threatened species list.
When looking for a place to settle down, young corals and fish use chemical cues to sniff out bad neighborhoods littered with seaweed.
Runaway icebergs are bashing into Antarctica's shores, leading to dramatic population losses of the tough species trying to exist in the region. Continue reading →
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has chosen the month of June to honor '30 Days of the Ocean.' Check out undersea animal pictures.
Sponges led to more oxygen in oceans, setting the stage for complex forms of life that included our distant ancestors, according to a new study. Continue reading →
Nuclear pollution can't be ruled out as part of the syndrome that's attacking starfish, a scientist says.
A deep-sea worm last seen in 1873 has again been found living at the bottom of the ocean.
Shipwrecks are remarkably well preserved in the Antarctic, but dead whales tend to disappear there. Scientists have just found out why. Continue reading →
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