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Image of the Day: Distress Signal

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 13, 2018

Dolphins and pilot whales can tell which orcas are coming for them by listening to their calls.  

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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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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: Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

By Ashley Yeager | April 18, 2018

Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.

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image: Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean

Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean

By Catherine Offord | April 18, 2018

Crowds of zooplankton swimming upward generate large downward jets of water, a study finds.

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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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The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.

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image: Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

By The Scientist Staff | December 12, 2017

Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world. 

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