Latest Marine biology News

Mystic Aquarium getting 5 Beluga whales from Canada

May. 12, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut is preparing for the arrival of five Beluga whales from a zoo and amusement park in Canada after navigating approval processes on both sides of the U.S. border and overcoming legal challenges from environmental groups. Government officials...

World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research

May. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Shakuntala Haraksingh...

Southern resident orca pod in best condition in decade

May. 08, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — She was a mother who happened to be an orca, whose plight resonated around the world as she clung to her dead calf, refusing to let it go. Mother orca Tahlequah, J35, brought front and center the extinction crisis threatening the southern resident killer...

Less ice on Maine lakes could impact water quality, fish

Apr. 25, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lakes in Maine are freezing later and thawing sooner in recent years, a trend that has scientists worried about long-term impacts to water quality and aquatic life. The Sun Journal reports that research shows Lake Auburn is now ice free for...

EPA awards Great Lakes grants to Central Michigan, Clarkson

Apr. 24, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded grants to Central Michigan University and Clarkson University to continue monitoring coastal wetlands and fish contaminants throughout the Great Lakes basin. Central Michigan will receive...

NatGeo's ‘Secrets of the Whales’ surfaces little-known facts

Apr. 21, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a killer whale slowly circled back toward wildlife photographer Brian Skerry in the middle of the ocean after discarding the giant sting ray it was devouring, panic is not what came to mind: “Part of my brain is thinking, ‘I can’t believe what I’m seeing,’”...

Newly discovered fish species named after Hawaii researcher

Apr. 19, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A new species of fish has been discovered during a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program that focused on deepwater snappers. The new species was named “Etelis boweni" by the research...

Five turtles returned to Gulf after being rehabilitated

Apr. 17, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — Five endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were returned to the sea near Pass Christian Harbor this week after months of rehabilitation. The turtles were among 18 sent to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in December after being...

Global warming's extreme rains threaten Hawaii's coral reefs

Apr. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were...

Calculating success: Mississippi brothers solve fishing woes

Apr. 10, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — When Dan Shell IV and his brother William went into isolation and quarantine at their home in Oxford, they needed an outlet and that outlet became them sitting on a lake and fishing. The activity was not only practicing social distancing, but it...