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Angela Messina | Jan 24, 2015 4:20 PM
Fishermen were startled to find frilled shark in their trawler’s net when fishing off the coast of Australia. “It was like a large eel, probably 1.5 meters [about 5 feet] long, and the body was quite different to any other shark I'd ever seen," described fisherman David Guillot to 3AW radio. "The head on it was like something out of a horror movie. It was quite horrific looking."
Ian Seldrup | Jan 23, 2015 2:00 AM
New research suggests that the coverage of living corals on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef could drop to 10 percent or less, if ocean temperatures continue to rise.
Angela Messina | Jan 20, 2015 7:45 PM
The toxic geographic cone snail (Conus geographus) is the most poisonous of all the cone snails and stuns and eats its prey using clouds of insulin. New research was reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Ian Seldrup | Jan 14, 2015 10:15 PM
A new study analyzes the body sizes of some big marine creatures and finds our estimates a little exaggerated.
Angela Messina | Jan 14, 2015 7:30 PM
Little auks, Arctic birds that are nicknamed the “penguins of the north,” have found a unique way to adapt to the loss of prey due to climate change: by eating prey that is stunned by cold water running off of melting glaciers.
Ian Seldrup | Jan 12, 2015 5:45 AM
An American product that wards off sharks using electromagnetic waves is hitting the market in Australia.
Angela Messina | Jan 6, 2015 12:13 PM
Two new ocean research ships will set sail this year, allowing scientists in various disciplines to study both the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.
Angela Messina | Jan 5, 2015 8:00 PM
A pod of orcas that frequent the waters of the Puget Sound off the coast of Washington welcomed the birth of their first newborn in over two years. This particular pod (nicknamed J-pod) is considered endangered and suffered the loss of a pregnant female in December 2014.
Ian Seldrup | Dec 25, 2014 9:25 PM
After battling for years to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, the Mexican government has decided to ban gill-net fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez.
Angela Messina | Dec 23, 2014 12:10 PM
Although salmon are migrating later in the season due to climate change, the Dolly Varden, a type of Alaskan char, is able to adjust its migration to their later schedule in order to benefit from a rich diet of salmon eggs.

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