marine animals

Whales are at 'significant' risk from ocean microplastic, says study

Whales are at 'significant' risk from ocean microplastic, says study

The team's analysis also found that species tend to congregate in areas that overlap "microplastic pollution hotspots", which include the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Coral Triangle in Southeast Asia.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:41 PM IST
Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90 million years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Female swimmer bitten by sea lion in San Francisco

Female swimmer bitten by sea lion in San Francisco

A retired paramedic who was also swimming in the same area helped the victim back to shore where she received first-aid care.

Jan 12, 2018, 16:46 PM IST
Scientists unearth remains of oldest creature ever found in the Antarctic

Scientists unearth remains of oldest creature ever found in the Antarctic

The 150 million-year-old giant prehistoric sea reptile is believed to be the first of its species located in Antarctica and the oldest creature ever found on the continent.

Dec 25, 2017, 15:12 PM IST
Oldest vertebrate alive: Shark found in Arctic waters believed to be 512-years-old – See pic

Oldest vertebrate alive: Shark found in Arctic waters believed to be 512-years-old – See pic

Estimated to be up to 512-years-old (meaning it was born before Shakespeare), the shark weighs more than a tonne and could have been born as early as 1505.

Dec 14, 2017, 08:34 AM IST
Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Dozens of the endangered creatures need rescuing every year around Watamu, where plastic litter accumulates in Indian Ocean.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Prehistoric shark caught in Portugese waters, scientists call it a 'living fossil'

Prehistoric shark caught in Portugese waters, scientists call it a 'living fossil'

The species caught was a male measuring 1.5 metres (5ft) in length and was caught at a depth of 700 metres (2,300 ft) in waters off the resort of Portimao.

Nov 13, 2017, 11:55 AM IST
Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE

Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE

The organism has an uncanny resemblance to the male reproductive organ.

Jun 19, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
Bizarre! Two-headed porpoise discovered for the first time in North Sea – See pics

Bizarre! Two-headed porpoise discovered for the first time in North Sea – See pics

A study recently published by the online Journal of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam contextualized the rarity of the find.

Jun 15, 2017, 08:40 AM IST
Carcass of mysterious enormous 'sea creature' washes ashore on Indonesian beach, leaving locals stumped!

Carcass of mysterious enormous 'sea creature' washes ashore on Indonesian beach, leaving locals stumped!

Photos and vidoes of the stranded sea creature have evidently gone viral and have the locals speculating its identity, with many deeming it to be a giant squid or a sperm whale.

May 13, 2017, 00:33 AM IST
Astonishing number of glowing marine creatures revealed; three quarters of them have their own light!

Astonishing number of glowing marine creatures revealed; three quarters of them have their own light!

Analysis of the data also showed that some groups of animals were much more likely to glow than others.

Apr 16, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
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.

Jan 11, 2016, 13:47 PM IST
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.

Jun 08, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

'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.

May 02, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

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.

May 30, 2014, 15:11 PM IST

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.

Feb 14, 2014, 23:34 PM IST

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.

Mar 14, 2013, 14:20 PM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2012, 10:56 AM IST