It’s easy to get excited about new fossil discoveries, but sometimes a second look at an old find can reveal something just as surprising.
A film crew working off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, has captured remarkable footage of a transient killer whale using its tail to launch a Pacific harbor seal some 80 feet (20 meters) into the air.
Two robotic submersibles, or ROVs, have just plunged into the warm waters off the coast of Hawaii and are plunging 2100 meters to the sea floor to explore. And it’s happening right now, live. You can watch the squid swim by and visit this remote region that’s never been explored by humans.
The more we learn about undersea volcanoes, the more we realize that life can thrive almost anywhere. Now, an Australian research vessel has discovered a new kind of fish living in volcanoes off the coast of the continent. It’s called a scaleless blackfish and it’s adorably ugly.
Illustrated above is a deep-water marine fish belonging to the family Gonostomatidae. More commonly known as bristlemouths, Gonostomatidae are easily the most plentiful vertebrates on on the planet. How many are we talking? Have a guess; I bet you’ll underestimate. (I certainly did.)
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release, Jaws will be shown on the big screen once more on June 21st. Few other movies have cast such a long shadow into the “real” world as the first summer blockbuster. As a marine biologist whose research focuses on shark conservation, I’ve been living in that…
Fisheries biologist John Shepherd once said that “counting fish is like counting trees—except you can’t see them and they move.” This can make animal behavior research extremely difficult. And while increasingly advanced electronic telemetry tags can tell us a lot, there’s just no substitute for seeing a behavior on…
Fishermen working off the coast of Plymouth in Britain snagged a 7-foot-long (2.1 meters) conger eel by mistake after it got tangled in their nets. Weighing in at just over 133 pounds (59 kg), it’s a near-record catch — but this clever optical illusion makes it look much longer than it really is.
Of all the fish in the world, only a few have the capacity to maintain warmth in specific parts of their bodies. But as new research reveals, the deepwater opah has the unprecedented ability to circulate heated blood throughout its entire body, making it the only known fully warm-blooded fish.
Hakai Magazine is a newly launched science publication that will report on science, society, and the environment along the world’s coastlines, which are home not only to nearly half of the planet’s human population, but countless other species of plants and animals.
An international team of marine biologists has recorded an astounding round-trip journey made by a gray whale who ventured from Russia's east coast to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula – and then all the way back. At 14,000 miles (22,500 km), it's the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded.
A federal court has ruled that the American government is failing to uphold its legal obligations to protect dolphins and whales from noise pollution produced by naval exercises in the Pacific.
After drilling down through almost half a mile in solid ice on a glacial shelf in Antarctica, scientists found something surprising. There was something alive swimming in the just over 30 feet of water: this strange, clear fish.
By attaching "Crittercams" onto the backs of jumbo squid, marine biologists have captured unprecedented video showing how these brazen sea creatures flash in red and white as they attempt to communicate with each other.
Back in 2012, a baby brownbanded bamboo shark was born in tank even though the mother hadn't been exposed to a male for 45 months. Scientists have now figured out how this so-called "virgin birth" was possible.
Scientists exploring the deepest place on Earth — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — recently acquired footage of a strange, never-before-seen fish at a record depth of 26,722 feet. Here, one of the team members describes how they found it, and why it's vital to continue plumbing the ocean's depths.
Scientists exploring the deepest place on Earth — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — have captured footage of a never-before-seen fish at a record depth of 26,722 feet (8,145 meters).
After staring at a barren seafloor for nearly three hours, National Geographic's Alan Turchik couldn't believe his eyes when a rare deep-sea Greenland shark suddenly drifted across the screen. (Warning: an excessively long stream of bleeped-out expletives to follow)
For the last year and a half, sea stars all along North America's Pacific coast - from Baja California all the way to Alaska - have been withering away into nothingness. Today, researchers announced they've found the culprit: it's a virus.