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Marine Biology

Scientists Discover Key Factor In How Whales Evolved From Land To Sea Mammals

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green

When it comes to hearing underwater, most mammals' ears just aren’t up to the task. For humans, it’s partly because the density of our eardrums...

Ebb and Flow: Environmental Conservation off Cuban Shores

Fernando Bretos | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Fernando Bretos

We need to take a step further in engaging with one of our closest neighbors, especially with so much at stake. With an increase in tourism to Cuba comes an increased pressure on Cuba's fisheries and coral reefs.

WATCH: Strange Way Jumbo Squid 'Talk' To Each Other

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.24.2015 | Science

Marine biologists have long known that giant Humboldt squid communicate by rapidly changing their body color in flashes of red and white. But what mes...

World's Largest Sea Creatures Not Quite As Big As We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science

The biggest creatures in the sea are big, but surprising new research shows they're not quite as big as we thought. Maybe that's not surprising, si...

The Ingenious Way Humpback Whales Hunt In Pitch-Black Waters At Night

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

Sound the dinner bell! Biologists studying the feeding behaviors of humpback whales have shed light on a long-standing mystery: How do whales find...

Scientists Are Buzzing About This Photo

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science

Biologists are buzzing about a dramatic new photo showing what's being called "the first record of a thresher shark giving birth." Published onli...


Lynda Freeman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Books
Lynda Freeman

Remember the person in high school you had a secret crush on? Nothing actually happened. It was all longing and fantasy. Well, what if chance brought you together several decades later?

Scientists Spy on Sex Lives of Octopuses

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

Finding a human mate is difficult enough. We at least, however, have bars and online dating sites. For the octopus, things can be a little more challenging.

Before Cousteau

Savannah Reich | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Savannah Reich

The ocean was still a great unknown in the years between the world wars, and some scientists speculated that the bottom was a "dead zone" where the pressure and darkness made life impossible. It was in this atmosphere of total uncertainty that William Beebe and Otis Barton built a hollow steel ball called the Bathysphere.

Why Big, Old, Fat, Fertile Female Fish Are Rockstars Of The Ocean

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

The next time you catch a BOFFFF, maybe you should throw her back. A growing collection of research shows that big, old, fat, fertile female fish ...

Rosenstiel School: The Leader in Atmospheric and Ocean Research

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Chris Komisarjevsky

On October 2, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami further solidified its academic and research leadersh...

What Life Is Like When An Aquarium Is Your Home

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

People spend thousands of dollars to have giant aquariums in their homes, but this guy actually gets paid to live in one. Meet Mark Dimzon, an aqua...

Less Blood in the Water: Researchers Try New Way to Keep Sharks From Beachgoers

April Zhu | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
April Zhu

It should seem that sharks are used to bad news by now. So perhaps there's no better a time than now for some good cheer. Indeed, a recent study from Brazil suggests promise in a humane, non-lethal, and impressively successful method to keep beaches clean of attacks -- without putting a bullet in anyone's brain.

REVEALED: Bloody Secret Behind Seals' Deep-Diving Ability

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

Elephant seals have surprisingly high levels of naturally produced carbon monoxide — a noxious gas that is deadly at high concentrations — in thei...

Could 'Designer Reefs' Save The Oceans?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

Coral reefs are up against steep odds, according to the 2014 National Climate Assessment released last week. Among the many scary charts therein, ...

How This College Senior Fashion Designer Incorporates Marine Biology Into Her Fashion Designs

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Holly Hmielewski's Bioluminescence Collection Photo Credit: Stephens College Holly Hmielewski, a senior at Stephens College studying ...

Exploding Whales: A Gateway Drug To Marine Biology

Dan Riskin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Dan Riskin

As humans, we're shaped by the experiences that get us outside our comfort zone. The rush of adrenaline that comes from a scare, a laugh, or pure repulsion causes our brains to record things more clearly than normal.

Fish for Good in the Developing World

Rupert Howes | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Rupert Howes

Over the past five decades, production has increased fivefold as seafood consumption has outpaced global population growth.

How This Shark-Loving, Lacrosse Player Found Her Joy at a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Because her campus visit went well, Jordy was warming up to the idea of attending a women's college. But she wanted to learn more about Converse and decided that an overnight stay would be a good idea.

Expert Advice From a Women's College Alumna About Seeking a Career In Marine Biology

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

If you are looking for a truly empowering college environment (in addition to strong academics), you'll find it at a women's college.

Calamari Safari

Edith Widder | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Edith Widder

We live on an ocean planet and the U.S. is an ocean nation. Our country includes more land underwater than above. It might behoove us to remember those facts as we set our country's spending priorities going forward.

Manicurist Helps Solve Mystery Of Turtles' 'Lost Years'

| Beth Skwarecki | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science

On hatching, loggerhead turtles make a beeline under cover of darkness from nests in the sand to the open ocean. The turtles will return to the same b...

INFOGRAPHIC: Freaky-Looking 'Exosuit' Can Take Divers To Stupendous Depths

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

Talk about taking the plunge. A new submersible body suit will take ocean divers to a depth of 1,000 feet and let them spend hours there observing and...

Why Seafood Matters

Rupert Howes | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Rupert Howes

Seafood is the largest-traded food commodity in the world and is a key part of global food security.

Denver Teens Think Deep About the Sea

David Gallo | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
David Gallo

A common view of science is that it's a cold, unemotional, and fact-driven career. The truth is that many scientists and engineers are driven by a deep and insatiable thirst for discovery and knowledge.