Wood from land feeds deep sea life
January 14, 2013, 11:02 a.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
Decaying wood and animal carcasses may provide nutrients for a range of tiny and bizarre sea creatures.
Were killer whales trapped by climate change?
January 10, 2013, 3:58 p.m. by Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries
Climate change gave the orcas access to a place they normally abandon before winter as they prefer to live and hunt in open seas.
Underwater robots hear 9 endangered whales
January 10, 2013, 11:37 a.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
The information the robots provided is essential for understanding the whale's behavior in the Gulf of Maine.
Shark fetuses detect predators' electric fields
January 10, 2013, 9:32 a.m. by Charles Choi, LiveScience
Highly sensitive receptors known as the ampullae of Lorenzini help sharks detect muscle contractions of both prey and predators.
Rare dolphin 'stampede' caught on video
January 9, 2013, 10:03 a.m.
Video: A boat carrying whale watchers in California is suddenly surrounded by a "stampede" of about 1,000 dolphins.
Basking shark's amazing journey to the tropics
January 8, 2013, 12:20 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
The sharks have long thought to be homebodies until a one traveled 3,100 miles to Africa from Ireland.
'Giant' squid turning up off Dana Point coast
January 7, 2013, 9:54 a.m.
Video: Local fishermen say they're catching hundreds of "giant" squid off the Dana Point coast.
Gelatinous menace? Jellyfish on boom-bust cycle worldwide
December 31, 2012, 3:45 p.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Long-term records fail to show a global increase in jellyfish blooms likely caused by pollution, warming, coastal development and other human influences.
Whale whodunit: How investigators solve marine deaths
December 25, 2012, 11:15 a.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Because of their enormous size and weight, whales present a unique challenge when they wash up on a beach or appear floating at sea.