We pooled our favorite images from NOAA this year, showing off 12 shots of raging seas, marine life and other surprising underwater finds.
The rarest and most endangered marine mammal in the world is on the brink of disappearing, new research suggests.
The small, endangered, non-migratory population has been home cooking for tens of thousands of years.
More than 1,000 mutilated marine mammals thought to have been victimized by humans were attacked by another marine mammal with a cuddly reputation.
Police are investigating a complaint from the governor of the local Samanco district, who said the sea mammals had been poisoned.
The country hopes the move will convince international opponents it is conducting genuine scientific research on expeditions in the region.
The Marine National Monument in Hawaii has become a catch-all for the massive amount of garbage that humans dump into the oceans. Continue reading →
An underwater fence could be a better way to improve beach safety, while reducing kills to both humans and sharks.
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