Marine life

Up to 11 million tonnes of plastic pollution is sitting on the ocean floor

Ocean floor a 'reservoir' for plastic pollution, world-first study finds.

The world’s oldest long-necked marine reptile

It is closely related to Dinocephalosaurus.

Killer whales’ diet, rather than location, greatly impacted contaminant levels

The findings of their study underscore the need for action to protect North Atlantic killer whales.

Concerns raised over the impact of chemicals on marine life

Researchers warn of deleterious chemicals in harbors.

A mystery ancient marine reptile from Svalbard has been identified

X-ray examination has enabled the classification of a previously-unidentified marine reptile fossil from Edgeøya, Svalbard, and the technique could provide future unique insights into...

Groundbreaking: Scientists discovered ancient deep-sea coral reefs Galápagos expedition

A ground-breaking discovery of extensive, ancient deep-sea coral reefs.

Intense heatwaves happen at the bottom of the ocean

First assessment of bottom marine heat waves opens a window on the deep.

Sea temperatures control the distribution of European marine fish

Study highlights the importance of temperature in determining where fish species are found.

Patterns of mass extinction coincided with rapid decrease in marine oxygen levels

This evidence has important implications for modern deoxygenation and biodiversity declines.

A genetic library for mega-ecosystem in the Pacific Ocean

The research improves the value of environmental DNA for fisheries and conservation along the California Current.

Scientists discover ultra-black fish that absorbs 99.5% of light that hits its skin

These ultra-black fish absorb light so efficiently that even in bright light they appear to be silhouetted.

We can rescue global marine life, study

A new study has found several components of marine ecosystems can be rebuilt if efforts are made to address the causes of their decline....

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