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Blue Rush: One Company Leads the Race to Own Marine Genetic Sequences
Blue Rush: One Company Leads the Race to Own Marine Genetic Sequences
Ruth Williams | Jun 6, 2018
Almost half of all patents relating to the genes of marine organisms belong to one large international corporation, BASF, a new study reveals.  
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Ashley Yeager | May 11, 2018
The Atlantic has been free of intense air-gun blasts to probe for oil and gas for 30 years, and researchers fear for endangered North Atlantic right whales and other animals.
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2018
Each year, bioluminescent microorganisms create striking displays on the beaches of San Diego.
Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies
Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.
Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef
Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef
Ashley Yeager | Apr 18, 2018
Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.
Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean
Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean
Catherine Offord | Apr 18, 2018
Crowds of zooplankton swimming upward generate large downward jets of water, a study finds.
Ocean Sunfish Could Offer Clues to the “Rise of Slime”
Ocean Sunfish Could Offer Clues to the “Rise of Slime”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2018
A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and Mola mola may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 
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 | Dec 11, 2017
Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.