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Marine Biology

Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

Source: Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Chicago - September 13, 2017

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 more…

Scientists Track Down The Whale Shark Highway

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Scientists Track Down The Whale Shark Highway

Source: Phys.org/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute - August 31, 2017

Did you know that August 30 is International Whale Shark Day? Whale sharks are the largest fishes on Earth, growing up to 18 meters (60 more…

Are Octopuses the Brainiacs of the Sea?

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Are Octopuses the Brainiacs of the Sea?

Source: Live Science/Sarah B. Puschmann - August 22, 2017

In 2014, one of Roy Caldwell's octopuses went missing.

Caldwell, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, had kept the reef more…

Scientists Find Noise Pollution in the Ocean Really Stresses Fish Out

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Scientists Find Noise Pollution in the Ocean Really Stresses Fish Out

Source: Phys.org/Newcastle University - August 11, 2017

Researchers at Newcastle University (UK) found that European sea bass experienced higher stress levels when exposed to the types of piling and drilling sounds made more…

The Crucial Role of Viruses in a Healthy Ocean

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The Crucial Role of Viruses in a Healthy Ocean

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - July 25, 2017

The word virus conjures up hard-to-shake colds and swine flu, but these tiny microbes are far more than just the culprits behind annoying human ailments. more…

Three Aspects of Underwater Photography: Diving, the Image, and Marine Biology

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Three Aspects of Underwater Photography: Diving, the Image, and Marine Biology

Source: DNA India/Pooja Patel - June 28, 2017

Does the ocean and its mesmerising marine life fascinate you? Do shipwrecks allure you? Have you wondered what it takes to capture underwater images? If more…

CreatureCast – Flamingo Tongue Snail

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CreatureCast – Flamingo Tongue Snail

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn and Chris Vamos - September 8, 2016

The flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, browses on the polyps of soft corals. It appears to have a brightly spotted shell, but when disturbed the spots more…

Dr. Sylvia Earle Named Glamour’s Woman of the Year

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Dr. Sylvia Earle Named Glamour’s Woman of the Year

Source: National Geographic/Jane Lee - November 11, 2014

What do marine biologist Sylvia Earle, actress and comedian Mindy Kaling, and women's advocate Chelsea Clinton have in common? They will all receive awards tonight from Glamour magazine more…

Marine Biologist Hopes to Float Dream Expedition

Source: Wired/Pete Brook - May 20, 2014

Like a real-life Life Aquatic, marine biologist and photographer Alexander Semenov is leading an international team of divers, scientists, sailors, photographers, and videographers on a more…