Oceanography

Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

Aug 22, 2017

The Gulf of Maine is the latest global hotspot to lose kelp forests, which are critical to the fishing industry

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

Aug 20, 2017

Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis, ship that carried critical components of Hiroshima bomb and became worst maritime disaster in Navy's history

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

Aug 16, 2017

Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

Aug 15, 2017

Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species' survival

Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

Aug 11, 2017

Federal researchers in the Bering Sea have made contact with one of the rarest whales on earth

US company offers to take financial risk of new MH370 search

Aug 11, 2017

US seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity has offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims' families urge the Malaysian government to agree

New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

Aug 11, 2017

The endangered Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, may get a new lease on life with commercial farming

Research marine mammal's move to tourist park causes stir

Aug 8, 2017

A marine mammal used in groundbreaking research on whale hearing and military sonar is again drawing attention - this time with her latest move to a Hawaii amusement park.

Big, toothy fish found in Nevada chomped prey like sharks

Aug 6, 2017

A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark

Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes

Jul 30, 2017

Researchers are aiming within the next two years to roll out an early warning system that can spot when toxic algae is appearing on hundreds of lakes across the U.S.

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