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Image of the Day
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
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
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”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2018
A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and
may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.
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
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: Deep Sea Fangs
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017
Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems.
Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts
Diana Kwon | Jul 10, 2017
These ocean-dwelling arthropods move oxygen through a digestive system in their legs.
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2016
An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments.