Scientists are plumbing the depths of deep-sea diving, and have found a translucent hadal snailfish at 4.3 miles deep. How deep can fish go, and why are deep-sea divers so smelly?
Climate change has put a 'freshwater lid' on the Antarctic ocean, causing a humongous ice-free zone from the region to disappear.
The EPA finalized new emissions standards Monday that will affect automakers and oil refineries. The auto industry is on board, but the oil industry is against the move.
Instruments strapped onto – and in some cases swallowed by – sharks are shedding new light on how sharks swim, eat, live, and interact with other marine life.
What is it about polar bears – and other furry animals – that makes them so appealing to us hairless apes, both as icons of environmentalism and as high-status clothing?
A single-celled organism might have killed the scores of marine animals preserved as fossils in Chile's Atacama Desert, say scientists.
Temperature, rather than precipitation, might have caused fluctuations in the size of Peru's Quelccaya Ice Cap, the largest tropical ice cap, finds a new study.
A collection of fossilized whales and other marine animals as old as 9 million years indicates that mass strandings occurred repeatedly in the ancient past.
A plume of radioactive cesium from Fukushima has reached waters off British Columbia and is expected off the US coast this year. But the concentrations are much too low to be a hazard, scientists say.
Researchers say that minuscule traces of radioactive cesium originating from Japan's ill-fated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been found in Vancouver.