Chilean devil rays, long thought to keep to shallow waters, actually dive to depths of 6,000 feet, scientists have discovered.
Researchers say a fossilized skull pulled from sandy muck outside Charleston, S.C., is the earliest known member of the whale family to show skeletal evidence for a natural form of sonar.
Researchers say that minuscule traces of radioactive cesium originating from Japan's ill-fated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been found in Vancouver.
Near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists have detected a huge plume of water with iron dissolved in it, an important nutrient for plankton.
The deep-sea canyons off the Northeast coast of the US are largely unexplored. A 36-day expedition currently under way is finding a rich trove of marine life.
Iron fertilizer can help prompt algae blooms, which absorb carbon dioxide and bury it on the ocean floor for centuries, a new study reports.
Using iron fertilizer to create algae blooms could help our oceans absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, say researchers.
Great white sharks are moving closer to shore looking for seals, not people, researchers say. What may look like an 'attack' on YouTube may be something else. Still, use caution.
A study of plankton in the North Atlantic found that whirlpools of ocean water prompt the bloom that occurs each spring.
Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have found that melting sea ice could lead to dramatic declines in populations of emperor penguins.