Octopod Sailors, 300 BC–present
Octopod Sailors, 300 BC–present
Lore has always surrounded argonauts, pelagic octopuses that build shells and travel the seas.
Octopod Sailors, 300 BC–present
Octopod Sailors, 300 BC–present

Lore has always surrounded argonauts, pelagic octopuses that build shells and travel the seas.

Lore has always surrounded argonauts, pelagic octopuses that build shells and travel the seas.

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Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes Found in Antarctic Sea
Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes Found in Antarctic Sea
Shawna Williams | Oct 28, 2020
The discovery puts a nail in the coffin of a long-held assumption about the limits of where the essential process can occur.
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life.
Image of the Day: Early Bilaterian
Image of the Day: Early Bilaterian
Amy Schleunes | Mar 31, 2020
The newly described Ikaria wariootia was a small, wormlike creature that marked an important evolutionary step between early multicellular organisms and more complex modern animals.
Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris
Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris
Amy Schleunes | Feb 5, 2020
Preserved DNA extracted from the rock-like digestive blobs may offer insights into whale ecology.
How Interconnected Is Life in the Ocean?
How Interconnected Is Life in the Ocean?
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2019
To help create better conservation and management plans, researchers are measuring how marine organisms move between habitats and populations.
Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s
Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2019
Most know Rachel Carson for her work on the dangers of chemical pollutants, but the writer’s earlier prose took readers on a tour of a mysterious underwater world.
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
Understanding the dinoflagellates that regularly wreak havoc on marine and nearshore ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico could help researchers mitigate the damage they cause.
Image of the Day: Sea Cucumber Hormone Therapy
Image of the Day: Sea Cucumber Hormone Therapy
Emily Makowski | Oct 28, 2019
Researchers will inject a relaxin-like hormone into sea cucumbers to boost the animals’ numbers.
Image of the Day: Coral Disease
Image of the Day: Coral Disease
Emily Makowski | Oct 7, 2019
A mysterious illness is causing tissue loss in many species.