Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter

The findings have implications for the carbon cycle, which is particularly important in light of climate change.

Warmer oceans will shift habitats of marine animals

Warmer oceans will shift habitats of marine animals

Warmer water temperature and decreased levels of oxygen in the ocean will act together to push marine animals away from the equator to places in the ocean where the oxygen supply can meet their future needs, says a study.

'Dead zones' found in Atlantic open waters

A team of German and Canadian researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen, called dead zones, in the tropical North Atlantic, off the coast of West Africa.

Marine animals evolve toward larger bodies over time: Study

The average size of marine animals has increased by a factor of 150 since the Cambrian Period began about 542 million years ago, a US study has said.

Caribbean coral named after JLo

A new species of Caribbean coral has been named after singer Jennifer Lopez. Researchers found the new species in Mona Passage off the coast of Puerto Rico.

152-million-year-old fearsome marine creature ate like modern-day killer whales

A fossilised tooth belonging to a fearsome marine predator has been recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK, following its recent discovery.

Oil spills can cause heart attacks in dolphins, turtles

Scientists have in a study drawn attention to the previously under-appreciated risks to marine animals from crude oil exposure, and said oil spills can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death of dolphins, turtles and tunas.

Strange phallus-shaped creature provides missing link between 2 marine animals

Scientists at the University of Montreal have been able to identify a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada`s Burgess Shale fossil beds, located in Yoho National Park.

Hundreds of dead dolphins wash ashore in Peru

At least 264 dead bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore over the past three days on Peru`s northern coast.

Climate change threat to zooplankton’s refuge

These oxygen minimum zones are predicted to expand into shallower waters as global warming continues will force the zooplankton into a narrow band of water during the night and making them susceptible to their main predators.