marine species

Scientists identify tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Scientists identify tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Capinatator — whose name translates to grasping swimmer — lived 500 million years ago at a time when creatures started getting bigger and more diverse.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:28 PM 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
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

800 kilos of endangered species seized in Mexico

 The Mexican attorney general's office seized more than 800 kilograms of endangered marine species from an Oriental restaurant and a private home in the Mexican state of Sonora, authorities said.

Aug 02, 2015, 12:23 PM IST
Acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago

Acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago

 A new study has revealed that acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago, which wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land.

Apr 10, 2015, 12:31 PM IST
World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought

World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought

A new study has recently revealed that world's marine species are up to nine times likelier to become extinct than formerly thought.

Jan 31, 2015, 14:35 PM IST

Sea cucumber seized, one arrested

About 40 kgs of sea cucumber, an endangered marine species, were seized and a man was arrested at nearby Mandapam Monday, police said.

Oct 27, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

Global warming causing changes in ocean life

Profound changes are taking place in marine life around the planet in response to global warming, an international team of scientists has found.

Aug 05, 2013, 15:31 PM IST

New marine species discovered in Pacific Ocean

Scientists have discovered new species of sea slugs, feather stars and amphipods in the Madang Lagoon on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

Mar 01, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

Heatwave decimates marine species habitat: Study

Ocean temperatures five degrees Celsius higher than normal off the western Australian coast decimated the seaweed which harboured marine species, reveals a new study.

Jan 23, 2013, 23:22 PM IST

Warming oceans drive movement of marine species

Warming ocean waters are driving the largest movement of marine species in thousands of years.

Jun 27, 2011, 10:09 AM IST