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.
Fossil of long-extinct whale found on seafloor
December 23, 2012, 10:30 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
The remains belong to an Atlantic gray whale, a relic of a population that was hunted to extinction by the 18th century.
A legal victory for sea otters: 'No-Otter Zone' finally lifted in California
December 20, 2012, 10:17 a.m. by John Platt
Sea otters are now free to reclaim their historic habitat in areas previously reserved for fishermen and oil companies.
Fossils prove that huge 'sea monster' ruled ancient rivers
December 20, 2012, 9:55 a.m. by Charles Choi, LiveScience
Researchers plan to investigate the new fossils to learn about the massive beast's biology and physiology.
Found: Whale thought extinct for 2 million years
December 18, 2012, 9 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A new study suggests that the pygmy right whale is the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct.
Were people trying to ride a sick sperm whale?
December 18, 2012, 1:49 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Wildlife officials were unaware about the whale-riding report at the time of a preliminary examination, but did notice 'some unusual markings' on the whale.
What dolphins and crickets have in common
December 17, 2012, 9:52 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Despite being so far apart in evolutionary terms, dolphins and crickets may both use a sound-transmitting lipid to hear things.
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