Oceanography

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Oct 20, 2017

Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young; they still see hope in the calf's capture

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

Oct 16, 2017

Scientists say thousands of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic died of starvation last summer _ the second such die-off in over 40 years

Study: Great white sharks are swimming farther and deeper

Oct 6, 2017

Researchers in Massachusetts say great white sharks in the Atlantic Ocean are venturing offshore farther, with more frequency and at greater depths than previously known

Federal government: No threatened species listing for walrus

Oct 4, 2017

The Trump administration will not add the Pacific walrus to a list of threatened species

The Latest: Walrus advocates slam endangered species denial

Oct 4, 2017

The author of a petition to list the Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species says the federal government has made a disgraceful decision in rejecting the listing

Oceanographer's ashes going to sea aboard rescued sea turtle

Sep 30, 2017

Tony Amos never graduated from college but became one of the most renowned oceanographers on Texas' Gulf Coast, spending decades studying marine life and founding a reserve for ailing, endangered sea turtles

Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris

Sep 29, 2017

Nearly 300 species of sea creatures, including mussels, fish and crabs, hitchhiked on debris from the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan to reach US shores

The Latest: USGS sees widespread beach erosion from Maria

Sep 26, 2017

USGS forecast shows Hurricane Maria causing major beach erosion from North Carolina to Maryland

New model confirms endangered right whales are declining

Sep 25, 2017

Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium say they've developed a new model to provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn't good

Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2

Sep 21, 2017

Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility

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