Oceans

Tropical Organism Ejects Its Digestive Tract in Defense Mechanism (June 23, 2015): A tropical filter-feeder organisim ejects its digestive tract as a defense mechanism.

Huge Toxic Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean Could Be Largest Ever (June 20, 2015): There is a very large toxic algae bloom along the Pacific coast that could be the largest ever.

Cute Flapjack Octopus to Get Scientific Name (June 18, 2015): A cute octopus discovered by researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is soon to get an official scientific name.

New Heart Urchin Among 100 New Species Found in the Philippines (June 8, 2015): A new heart urchin species is among 100 new species discovered in the Philippines by scientists from the California Academy of Sciences.

Invasive Walking Fish Headed for Australia (June 4, 2015): An invasive walking fish called the climbing perch is headed for Australia from Papa New Guinea.

Newly Discovered High-Temperature Hydrothermal Vents Are Deepest in Pacific Ocean (June 2, 2015): Scientists have discovered high-temperature hydrothermal vents that are the deepest known vents in the Pacific Ocean.

Scientists Document Sawfish Virgin Births (June 1, 2015): Scientists say the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish has been reproducing without sex in the wild.

New Colonial Marine Organisms Discovered in Madeira (June 1, 2015): Two new species of colonial marine organisms have discovered on the Portuguese island of Madeira

New Gall Crab Species Discovered (May 21, 2015): A new species of gall crabs that live in coral have been discovered. The gall crabs can be found in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Opah is First Known Warm-Blooded Fish (May 15, 2015): The opah is the first fully warm-blooded fish. The opah's warm heart was revealed during research by NOAA Fisheries.

Ancient Penis Worm Had Tooth-Lined Throat Resembling a Cheese Grater (May 14, 2015): The ancient penis worm had a tooth-lined throat resembling a cheese grater. It lived about 500 million years ago.

Scientists Find 500 Million Year Old Fossils of Lobster-like Creature (March 29, 2015): Scientists have discovered the 508 million-year-old fossils of a lobster-like predator.

New Species of Glass Sponge Discovered off Haida Gwaii (March 4, 2015): A new species of glass sponge was discovered off Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on the North Coast of British Columbia

Limpet Teeth Are Stronger Than Spider Silk (March 1, 2015): Scientists have determined that limpet teeth are stronger than spider silk and may be the strongest natural material.

Previously Unknown Ichthyosaur Species Discovered in Museum Collection (February 24, 2015): A previously unknown ichthyosaur species has been discovered in a museum collection.