Construction of two new fish-spawning reefs is about to begin in the St. Clair River northeast of Detroit, the latest chapter in a decade-plus effort to restore native species such as lake sturgeon, walleye and lake whitefish.
Scientists and diplomats have identified scores of ecologically significant ocean areas that could benefit from international recognition.
Millions of tons. That’s how much plastic should be floating in the world’s oceans, given our ubiquitous use of the stuff. But a new study finds that 99% of this plastic is missing. One disturbing possibility: Fish are eating it.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a widely distributed group of marine bacteria that produce compounds nearly identical to toxic man-made fire retardants.
By 2050, half of the world’s population will reside in the tropics—the relatively warm belt that girdles the globe—according to State of the Tropics, a hefty report released Sunday.
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An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change.
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Some of the most diverse and magnificent marine life in the world is located in the waters off Mexico, and it’s featured in a photo exhibit that opened Friday at Birch Aquarium.
Before you plan a trip to the sand this summer, check out this list of the best and worst beaches, based on water quality.
Fear isn’t just a human emotion — it’s also a powerful ecological phenomenon. Geoff Trussell, professor and director of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, has been studying the ecology of fear since he first came to the university back in 2002.
New research has revealed the causes and warning signs of rare tsunami earthquakes, which may lead to improved detection measures.