marine life
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are The Scientist’s favorite images from 2017.
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 12, 2017
Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world. 
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 11, 2017
Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 30, 2017
New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.
Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery
Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery
Shawna Williams | Sep 15, 2017
At the University of Texas’s Marine Science Institute, the hurricane caused more than $100 million in damage, killed hundreds of study animals, and displaced numerous researchers, but its work continues.
Labs in Texas Batten Down the Hatches
Labs in Texas Batten Down the Hatches
Shawna Williams, Bob Grant | Aug 25, 2017
As Hurricane Harvey approaches land, researchers wait to see if their preparations will protect their experiments.
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.
Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change
Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2017
The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.
Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts
Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts
Diana Kwon | Jul 10, 2017
These ocean-dwelling arthropods move oxygen through a digestive system in their legs.