Long-Banned Pollutants Will Decimate Orcas: Study
Long-Banned Pollutants Will Decimate Orcas: Study
PCBs persist in the environment and accumulate in killer whales, driving their numbers down.
Long-Banned Pollutants Will Decimate Orcas: Study
Long-Banned Pollutants Will Decimate Orcas: Study

PCBs persist in the environment and accumulate in killer whales, driving their numbers down.

PCBs persist in the environment and accumulate in killer whales, driving their numbers down.

marine ecology
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2018
The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.
Just 13 Percent of Ocean Is Wilderness: Study
Just 13 Percent of Ocean Is Wilderness: Study
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2018
An analysis of 15 types of stressors finds humans are heavily affecting most sea areas.
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Shawna Williams | Jul 12, 2018
A study shows that by killing off seabirds on islands, rodents slash the flow of nutrients into the ocean.
Plastic Munching Plankton
Plastic Munching Plankton
The Scientist Staff | Aug 16, 2017
This giant larvacean can ingest microplastic pollution and poop it down to the sea floor.
Giant Plankton May Help Move Plastic Pollution to Sea Floor
Giant Plankton May Help Move Plastic Pollution to Sea Floor
Bob Grant | Aug 16, 2017
Researchers show that pinkie-size marine organisms can ingest and poop out microplastics, potentially transporting them to the depths.
Oceans’ Ambassador
Oceans’ Ambassador
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 17, 2017
Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
The Scientist Staff | Aug 29, 2014
These comma-shape bacteria (Vibrio tasmaniensis) cultured from sand produce iron compounds that promote the growth of other bacteria.