Latest Marine biology News

Biscayne Bay is a baby shark nursery for hammerheads

Jul. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It’s long been known that the waters off Miami are a shark hotspot but scientists have just discovered they’re also critical habitat for one endangered and iconic species — the great hammerhead shark. A new study found that a small section of Biscayne Bay appears to be a...

Funky fish: Gar garners protections from Minnesota lawmakers

Jul. 12, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of Minnesota’s oddest, perhaps coolest, and definitely historically underappreciated fish — the gar — is about to get some love. The ong, slender, toothy and prehistoric-looking fish will, for the first time ever in the state, be...

Rhode Island researchers tag second white shark in season

Jul. 07, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

WAKEFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Researchers have tagged their second great white shark on the Rhode Island coast in two weeks. The Atlantic Shark Institute said in a statement that the female juvenile shark is about 5 1/2 feet long. It was tagged and released on Saturday. ...

Dolphin calf found at Delaware park dies

Jul. 06, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A dolphin calf found stranded at a Delaware park over the weekend has died. Marine Education, Rehabilitation and Research Institute Executive Director Suzanne Thurman said by telephone that that the dolphin was too weak to survive and he was...

Stranded dolphin rescued in Delaware park

Jul. 05, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A rehabilitation facility for marine mammals is treating a dolphin that was rescued in Delaware on Sunday. The Delaware News Journal reports that the young dolphin was stuck on shore at a park in New Castle after getting caught on rocks. Somebody...

Another mild algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie this summer

Jun. 30, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The toxic blob of algae that turns western Lake Erie a ghastly shade of green each summer and threatens drinking water and fish should be on the smaller side again this year following another dry spring, scientists predicted Wednesday. Researchers...

As the Titanic decays, expedition will monitor deterioration

Jun. 30, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

The Titanic is disappearing. The iconic ocean liner that was sunk by an iceberg is now slowly succumbing to metal-eating bacteria: holes pervade the wreckage, the crow's nest is already gone and the railing of the ship's iconic bow could collapse at any time. Racing...

Researchers track great white sharks to keep public safe

Jun. 29, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

The best way to avoid great white shark attacks in Cape Cod waters is to figure out where the sharks like to hang out and when they are there, marine biologists said Tuesday. Experts from the state of Massachusetts and the nonprofit Atlantic White Shark Conservancy held a...

Rescued sea turtles: some to be released, some still sick

Jun. 22, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mississippi Aquarium plans to release seven endangered sea turtles this week, but other institutions in New Orleans and Mississippi are still treating turtles rescued in the fall from frigid New England waters They're among 75 turtles brought to...

NASA sends squid from Hawaii into space for research

Jun. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission to the International...