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Marine Biology

Meet The SnotBot, A Drone Trying To Save The Whales

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 07.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Bear Known For Lounging Shows She *Nose* Computers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science

Are bears brainier than we thought? New research on Migwan, a North American black bear at the Detroit Zoo, shows that bears are able to connect photo...

The Extraordinary Life of a Lonely Seal

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Terrie M. Williams

Two weeks ago I turned 8 years old. That's prime adulthood in Hawaiian monk seal years. And as most adults are want to do I took stock of my life. This year there seemed scant reason for a celebratory "wahooo." I'm endangered.

Prominent Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Seafood Industry Funding

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green

A prominent fisheries scientist who has challenged the need for marine conservation is under investigation by his university after the environmental g...

Threatened Purple Starfish Now Doing Swimmingly Thanks To Population Surge

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Good News

The tide may be turning for a keystone species. Scientists at Oregon State University announced in early May that they have found an abundance of baby...

The Deafening Silence of an Empty Pool and Voiceless Dolphins

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 04.28.2016 | Science
Terrie M. Williams

These are uncertain times for big charismatic animals in the oceans and on land. Many populations are declining. Money is scarce for pool repairs and big mammal research, made worse by the public's vocal distrust of scientists, zoos and aquariums.

Killer Whale Attack Triggers Epic Dolphin 'Stampede'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.21.2016 | Science

When dolphins breach from the sea, it's usually seen as playful behavior. This dolphin encounter, however, can only be described as purely terrifying....

A rare underwater wilderness on Cuba's coral reefs

Michael Webster | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Michael Webster

Imagine being able to go back in time and see what the world looked like before humans came to dominate the planet. Opportunities to do this are incre...

Record Manatee Count May Mean New Risks For Cuddly 'Sea Cows'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.02.2016 | Science

Years of effort to protect manatees may be paying off, with the latest annual survey showing a record 6,250 of the beloved "sea cows" swimming in Flor...

The Planet's Fisheries Are In Even Worse Shape Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.20.2016 | Science

The world's oceans have been overfished far more than reported, according to a new study. The report, published in the journal Nature Communications,...

The 10 Most Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.21.2015 | Science

When you think of ocean creatures, playful dolphins and awe-inspiring blue whales are probably the first things that come to mind. But the deepest par...

Watch This Cop Beat A Man Harassing An Endangered Seal

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.18.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Hawaii are reviewing a video from last year that shows a Honolulu police officer using his baton to beat a man who was harassing an end...

As the Earth Enters Its Third Mass Bleaching Event, Will Corals Survive?

The Conversation US | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

The world is experiencing its third mass coral bleaching event. Due to elevated temperatures at tropical locations over the whole planet, large populations of corals are starting to turn white. This is bad, as bleaching can lead to large-scale decreases in coral health and ultimately their death.

6 Lessons for Effective Science-Based Ocean Conservation

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

The ocean is indeed in deep, deep trouble due to overfishing, climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction, and good science is needed to turn that around. This science doesn't need to be fancy, expensive, or complicated. Rather, it needs to be thoughtful, targeted, and inclusive.

An Education on "What to Do" When Sighting Large Sea Creatures

Mia Toschi | Posted 10.21.2015 | Green
Mia Toschi

I was walking along the beach in Point Pleasant, New Jersey on October 19, 2015 when I looked into the water and saw a whale just ten feet from the shoreline. As a reporter, I figured no one would believe this "whale" of a story so I immediately started taking photos with my iphone which was a good first step.

Heartbreaking Photo Shows Whales 'Grieving' Over Dead Calf

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.09.2015 | Science

While diving off Hawaii's Big Island earlier this year, free diver and underwater photographer Deron Verbeck captured an image of something as beautif...

Art Expedition Accidentally Uncovers Glow-In-The-Dark Sea Turtle

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. A marine biologist studying coral reefs off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific made an amazing...

These 50 Fascinating Facts About The Ocean Will Boggle Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science

More than 70 percent of Earth is covered by ocean, and yet the marine environment remains one of the most mysterious ones on Earth. Maybe that's not s...

This Tiny Octopus Hunts In A Very Strange Way

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Science

This little octopus is challenging just about everything we thought we knew about the eight-legged creatures -- including the way they hunt, mate, and...

Dolphin Won't Leave Dead Calf's Side In Heartbreaking Video

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green

An adult bottlenose dolphin was filmed last week off the western coast of Italy seemingly trying to revive the body of a dead dolphin calf. In the vid...

Here's What Nash Grier Would Be Doing If He Weren't Vining

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Vine star Nash Grier might seem like he's all wigs and personal injury humor, but if wasn't for his nearly 12 million followers on Vine and upcoming v...

What Is It Like to Be Bitten by a Shark?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2016 | Weird News
Quora

It hurts. Not by a Great White or a Bull shark, to be clear. That would hurt much more. And I wouldn't have my hand. I do, by the way.

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

How to Train Your Coral

Craig Musburger | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Craig Musburger

Imagine you are in the tropics. Walk down the beach to the water's edge. Put on a mask and snorkel. Take a plunge into the warm, shallow sea, and swim...

Why you Should See the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

MAJR | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
MAJR

We were in the middle of the North Pacific with no land in sight, hunting for garbage. One of the crew spotted a bigger object that we harpooned to bring on board. It was a floating tire, and by the amount of algae and rust on it, it had been out here a long time.