Oceans

b/w photo of a dark ocean wave

Scientists Can Now Predict Rogue Waves Five Minutes Before They Happen

BY COOPER GEGAN Rogue waves were once thought to be...
large dolphin-shaped creature in slings on the front of an excavator

World’s Rarest Whale Found Dead on New Zealand Beach

When a medium-sized cetacean resembling a dolphin washed up...
aerial photo of a blue whale calf nuzzles in for a meal from its mother.

Blue Whale Secrets Surface in Rare Nursing Footage

In the wide world of whale sex, the largest...
The missing submersible

Deep Investigation Reveals Startling Details of OceanGate ‘Titan’ Disaster

When embattled deep-sea tourism startup OceanGate lost its only...
head of Greenland shark.

The Anti-Aging Secrets of Greenland Sharks

We are always looking for ways to live longer....
ancient cargo at the bottom of the ocean

Oldest Shipwreck in the World Is ‘History-Changing Discovery’

An ancient cargo ship has been found at the...
Orca swimming alongside a boat.

Boat-Sinking Orcas are Just Breaking Toys, New Theory Says

A tiny pod of orcas in the Strait of...
a rogue wave

Rogue Waves Are Getting More Frequent. Here’s Why

It's an oft-quoted fact that we know less about...
a submersible

Billionaire Funds New Submersible to Dive to Titanic Depths

Nearly a year after the ill-fated Titan submersible imploded...
an anglerfish on a beach

Treasure from the Deep: Deep-Sea Anglerfish Washes Ashore in Oregon

There's rare, and then there's deep-sea anglerfish rare. Only...
triangular unmanned underwater vehicle just below surface

Underwater Drones: Coming Soon to an Ocean Near You

If drone warfare or dancing robots aren’t already scary...
taam ja hole

World’s Deepest Blue Hole Discovered

The deepest blue hole on Earth plunges over 400...
A blue whale racing group.

Rare Blue Whale Mating Ritual Caught on Camera

In a sighting so rare it has only been...
Weird sea creature known as a spaghetti monster

Deep-Sea Life Bonanza Discovered off Easter Island

Until recently, nobody knew the bounty of curious deep-sea...
"HELP" spelled out on a beach

‘HELP’ Message on Beach Triggers Unlikely Rescue for Castaways

When several shipwrecked mariners washed up on a remote...
Group of sperm whales

Sperm Whales Repel Orcas with ‘Defensive Defecation’

Very few ocean creatures can survive an orca attack,...
man holding a small, oddly-shaped jelly in a glass

‘Spaghetti Monsters’ Menace Texas Beachgoers

This week in “nobody should have to tell you...
A Pacific Ocean fault line punctured by hydrothermal vents

2,000 Earthquakes in a Day Hammer Fault Line Off Pacific Coast

Deep beneath the north Pacific Ocean, a slumbering giant...
beluga whale making an open-mouthed facial gesture

Belugas Reshape Their Melon Heads at Will in Secret Language

Want to learn to talk to a beluga? Better...
tiny bright blue sea creature with feathered appendages

Tiny, Venomous Visitors Invade Texas Coast — Don’t Touch

If you’re moderately aware of general outdoor safety, you...
a shipwreck covered with marine life

All Sides Battle Over $17 Billion Shipwreck

There might not exist a more highly coveted shipwreck...
George Nelson and Russell Davies (UK) landed in Antigua on March 7.

Ocean Rowing Roundup for March

Since our last roundup, only one rower is still...
An artist’s impression of Khinjaria acuta

Atlantic Ocean Used to Teem With Giant Predators

Scientists have discovered a sea monster that once roamed...
Fish swim among pink coral in the Lophelia Reef.

Canada’s First Known Coral Reef Found

No Canadian coral reef had ever graced the radar...

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