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Almost half of all patents relating to the genes of marine organisms belong to one large international corporation, BASF, a new study reveals.  

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image: Image of the Day: Coral Reef

Image of the Day: Coral Reef

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 4, 2018

Ocean acidification can alter coral reef communities by decreasing calcification, encouraging the growth of green algae, and increasing metabolic rates. 

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Bigger, older mothers produce disproportionately more eggs than their smaller counterparts do.

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The Atlantic has been free of intense air-gun blasts to probe for oil and gas for 30 years, and researchers fear for endangered North Atlantic right whales and other animals.

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Tide

Image of the Day: Glowing Tide

By The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2018

Each year, bioluminescent microorganisms create striking displays on the beaches of San Diego.

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image: Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies

Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies

By Diana Kwon | April 26, 2018

The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.

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image: Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?

Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?

By The Scientist Staff | April 19, 2018

Climate change is bleaching sea anemones, and it’s stressing out the clownfish that live in them.

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A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

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A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and Mola mola may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.

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image: Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays

Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays

By The Scientist Staff | March 12, 2018

The colossal fish bank like airplanes when turning.

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