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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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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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image: Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?

Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?

By The Scientist Staff | December 11, 2017

Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.

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image: Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs

Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems. 

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image: Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts

Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts

By Diana Kwon | July 10, 2017

These ocean-dwelling arthropods move oxygen through a digestive system in their legs.

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image: Ocean Viruses Cataloged

Ocean Viruses Cataloged

By Jef Akst | September 21, 2016

An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments. 

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image: Identifying Resilient Reefs

Identifying Resilient Reefs

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.

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