Oceans

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.

Newly Identified Australian Fish Named Blue Bastard (September 26, 2015): A newly identified species of Australian fish has been named the Blue Bastard. The reef fish is found off the coast of northern Australia.

Australian Scientists Build Starfish Killing Robot (September 4, 2015): Scientists are developing a robot that will seek out and destroy crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) in the Great Barrier Reef.

Marine Animal Colony Swims Using Multiple Coordinated Jets (September 2, 2015): A marine animal colony called Nanomia bijuga swims by jet propulsion using multiple coordinated jets.

Southern Australia Reef Discovery Rivals Great Barrier Reef Say Researchers (September 1, 2015): Researchers say a coral reef discovered off the coast of southern Australia rivals the Great Barrier Reef.

New Giant File Clam Species Described by Canadian Scientists (August 31, 2015): Canadian scientists have described a new giant file clam species discovered in deep waters off Newfoundland.

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