This year certainly held its own when it came to the describing of deeply odd animals. From a cavefish with its anus directly behind its head, to a marsupial whose males mate furiously until they die of stress, 2014 had something for everyone.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has chosen the month of June to honor '30 Days of the Ocean.' Check out undersea animal pictures.
Four new species of flesh-eating sponges have been discovered near the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
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 →
XStat is a lightweight, plastic syringe that injects sponges to treat battlefield wounds quicker and more efficiently than gauze. Continue reading →