Microorganisms and phytoplankton appear to thrive in the waters around naturally occurring oil seeps on the Gulf floor.
Last year was the hottest year on record by a significant margin according to both NASA and NOAA, and climate scientists see this announcement as validation.
The United Nations has been grossly underestimating global fish takes, according to a comprehensive study. But marine biologist see a silver lining in the news.
Two states rattled by human-induced earthquakes choose different tactics with different results. In Oklahoma, people are getting worried what the future could hold if increasing quakes aren't stopped.
The killer whale populations in Europe are facing severe declines as a result of hazardous man-made chemicals that have been banned for 30 years. Restriction for disposal of items that contain the chemicals could help save the whales from extinction.
The official hurricane season runs from June through November, but this January has already brought two named storms, subtropical storm Alex in the Atlantic Ocean and hurricane Pali in the Pacific.
On Wednesday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced new measures to protect the northern long-eared bat, which has seen significant population losses linked to the spread of a fungus.
Why is Greenland's ice sheet melting? Scientists say nighttime clouds act as a blanket to prevent warm air from escaping. Scientists say new satellite data will help improve future climate models to better inform policy decisions.