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Image of the Day
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are
’s favorite images from 2017.
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam
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?
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 11, 2017
Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
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
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
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
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
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
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
Diana Kwon | Jul 10, 2017
These ocean-dwelling arthropods move oxygen through a digestive system in their legs.