Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans

Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.

Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.

marine biology
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Nearly 200,000 Viral Populations Live in the World’s Oceans
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 26, 2019
Researchers analyze 146 samples from close to 80 sites, with nearly a third of samples coming from the Arctic Ocean.
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 12, 2019
Sea snakes wait in thirst for “lenses” of freshwater forming on the surface of the ocean after a heavy rain.
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish FasterWarming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish FasterWarming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2019
As sea temperatures rise, mammals and birds may lose their edge over the cold-blooded species they eat, as well as the sharks that hunt them.
Image of the Day: Coral Fluorescence
Image of the Day: Coral Fluorescence
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2019
Green fluorescent protein lures algal symbionts to corals.
Researchers Track Sharks and Whales Using DNA in Seawater Samples
Researchers Track Sharks and Whales Using DNA in Seawater Samples
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2019
In addition to detecting unseen organisms in the ocean, studies of environmental DNA can shed light on the genetic structure of marine populations.
Those We Lost in 2018
Those We Lost in 2018
Ashley Yeager | Dec 26, 2018
The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year.
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Abby Olena | Dec 13, 2018
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Image of the Day: Whale Shark Sonogram
Image of the Day: Whale Shark Sonogram
Ashley Yeager | Nov 2, 2018
Scuba diving alongside the fish, scientists used ultrasound equipment to image females’ reproductive organs.
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
With the help of gold nanorods and a cryoprotectant, coral larvae are brought back to life after cryopreservation.