Oceans

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.

New Ruby Red Seadragon Species Discovered (February 20, 2015): Scientists have discovered a new species of seadragon when studying museum collections. The ruby red colored seadragon has been named Ruby Seadragon.

New Catfish Species Named After Greedo (February 12, 2015): A new catfish species has been named after Greedo. It was discovered in Brazil.

Green Sea Slug Borrows Genes from Algae (February 9, 2015): A unique green sea slug borrows genes from algae so it can feed on sunlight through photosynthetic processes.

Scientists Say Deep-sea Microorganism Hasn't Evolved in Over 2 Billion Years (February 3, 2015): Scientists discovered the fossil of a deep-sea microorganism they say has not evolved in over 2 billion years.

Study Finds Jellyfish Can Detect Ocean Currents and Swim Against Them (February 1, 2015): Jellyfish do more than just drift aimlessly in the ocean. They can detect ocean currents and swim against them.

New Species of Glass Sponge Discovered in Western Mediterranean (January 31, 2015): A new species of glass sponge has been discovered in the western Mediterranean. It is three to five inches long.

Pink Sea Slug Boom Reported Along Central and Northern California Coast (January 31, 2015): There is a boom in the population of pink sea slugs along the Central and Northern California coast. The slugs are about an inch long.

Two New Species of Encrusting Anemones Discovered in Japan (January 30, 2015): Scientists have discovered two new species of encrusting anemones in coral reef caves.