Oceans

New Deep-Reef Butterflyfish Species Discovered in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (September 16, 2016): A new species of deep-sea butterflyfish has been discvered in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Newly Discovered Mirrorbellies Fish May Communicate With Light That Shines From Their Bellies (August 19, 2016): Two newly discovered species of deep-sea mirrorbellies fish may communicate using light that shines from under their bellies.

Purple Stubby Squid Spotted off the Coast of California (August 17, 2016): A purple stubby squid was spotted off the coast of California by the E/V Nautilus.

Purple Orb Discovered in Channel Islands Could be New Nudibranch Species (July 27, 2016): A purple orb discovered on the ocean floor in the Channel Islands could be a new species of nudibranch.

New Species of Scorpionfish Discovered Near Caribbean Island of Curacao (July 21, 2016): A new species of deep water scorpionfish has been discovered near Curacao in the Caribbean.

Ghostly Eel-like Fish Encountered During Marianas Expedition (July 6, 2016): Researchers on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer recorded video footage of a rare eel-like ghostfish in the Marianas.

Navy Engineers Unveil Futuristic Diving Helmets (June 9, 2016): Navy engineers have developed new diving helmets with a see-through head-up display.

Photograph of a Fish Trapped in a Jellyfish Goes Viral (June 7, 2016): A photograph of a fish apparently trapped inside of a jellyfish virals around the Internet.

Fish Larvae Show Preference for Consuming Microplastic Particles (June 6, 2016): Fish larvae have been documented showing a preference to eating microplastic particles over their natural food source of zooplankton.

Enormous Sponge Discovered off Coast of Hawaii by Deep-Sea Explorers (May 27, 2016): Deep-sea explorers have discovered an enormous sponge off the coast of Hawaii.

Studies Find Depression and Hearing Loss in Farmed Salmon (May 25, 2016): New studies have found that farm raised salmon can get depressed and suffer from hearing loss.

Scientists Find Shark Organ Jelly Has Extremely High Proton Conductivity (May 16, 2016): Scientists have determined that shark organ jelly has extremely high proton conductivity.

DARPA Sea Hunter is the World's Largest Self-Driving Ship (May 15, 2016): DARPA recently launched the world's largest self-driving ship. The ship is 132 feet long and can travel up to 10,000 miles on its own.

Polar Research Ship Named RRS Sir David Attenborough, ROV Named Boaty McBoatface (May 6, 2016): UK polar research ship has been named the RSS Sir David Attenborough. An ROV on the vessel has been named Boaty McBoatface.





Amazing Looking Jellyfish Discovered Near Mariana Trench (May 3, 2016): Scientists discovered this beautiful jellyfish while exploring the Enigma Seamount near the Mariana Trench.

Stanford's Robotic Mermaid OceanOne Explores 17th Century Shipwreck (April 29, 2016): Stanford developed a robotic memaid called OceanOne that can explore shipwrecks. It recently went on its maiden voyage

Scientists Find Swarming Red Crabs on Seafloor (April 12, 2016): Scientists have found swarming red crabs on the seafloor. Thousands of the crabs were seen swarming by researchers during an expedition.

New Species of Bone-Eating Worm Discovered in the Mediterranean Sea (April 8, 2016): A new species of bone-eating worm has been discovered in the Mediterranean Sea. The worms have previously been seen only in colder and deeper waters.

Ghostlike Octopus Species Discovered in Deep Water Off Hawaii (March 6, 2016): A new ghostlike octopus species was discovered in the deep water off Hawaii by the Okeanos Explorer.

Luminous Creatures Found Living on Mollusks in the Red Sea (February 29, 2016): Luminous creatures were found living on the shells of mollusks in the southern Red Sea by researchers from the Moscow State University.

Four New Deep-Sea Worm Species Discovered (February 11, 2016): Scientists have discovered four new species of deep-sea worms. They belong in the genus Xenoturbella.

Fossils of Two New Big Mouthed Cretaceous Fish Species Discovered (February 8, 2016): Scientists have discovered the fossils of two previously unknown species of big mouthed plankton-eating fish from the Cretaceous.

Black Ninja Lanternshark Named After Jaws Author Peter Benchley (January 6, 2016): A black shark discovered off the Pacific coast of Central America has been named the ninja lanternshark. The official scientific name is named after Peter Benchley.

Scientists Make First Observations of Rare Omura's Whales (October 28, 2015): Researchers have recorded the first field observations of the rare Omura's whales off the coast of Madagascar.

Scientist Find Evidence of Megatsunami in Cape Verde Islands (October 3, 2015): Scientists have found evidence of an ancient megatsunami in the Cape Verde Islands. They say an 800-foot wave crashed over Santiago Island.

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