Image of the Day: Death Traps
Image of the Day: Death Traps
Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.
Image of the Day: Death Traps
Image of the Day: Death Traps

Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.

Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.

marine biology
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Kerry Grens | Jul 15, 2019
Scientists are pretty sure they know where the seaweed is coming from. Now they want to know why it’s here.
Image of the Day: Photo ID
Image of the Day: Photo ID
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 27, 2019
Marine biologists identify smalleye stingrays using the white spots on their backs.
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019
About 70 gray whales have been found dead this year on the west coast of the US.
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
Carolyn Wilke | Jun 1, 2019
Kelp in warm, acidified waters develop blistered fronds—and the composition of microbial communities could help explain why, a study suggests.
Image of the Day: Beached Birds
Image of the Day: Beached Birds
Chia-Yi Hou | May 30, 2019
Biologists recover the bodies of puffins from a mass mortality event.
Image of the Day: Belly Flop
Image of the Day: Belly Flop
Chia-Yi Hou | May 23, 2019
Watch a Munk’s devil ray breach.
Image of the Day: Internal Restructuring
Image of the Day: Internal Restructuring
Chia-Yi Hou | May 20, 2019
Juvenile eels break down bone tissue and rebuild it in preparation for mating.
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
Katarina Zimmer | May 9, 2019
The silver spinyfin has an extraordinary diversity of rod photopigments, which researchers propose may allow it to see color in the deep, dark sea.
Image of the Day: Crab Legs
Image of the Day: Crab Legs
Chia-Yi Hou | May 1, 2019
A crab fossil new to scientists lived in the age of dinosaurs in what is now Colombia and the US.