The slime, known as marine mucilage, has been threatening marine life in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul.
Fishing nets are bursting under the weight of a sea-snot blanket that extends about 100 feet below the surface of the water.
A plate of four 7-ounce claws at a restaurant can cost you $140. That's just under one pound of crab meat you get to eat.
A fleet of about 260 Chinese fishing boats was discovered nearly 200 miles off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. Ecuadorian officials say the boats appear every year, and they fear the ships will try to harm the area’s precious marine life, The Guardian reported. Oswaldo Jarrin, Ecuador’s defence minister, […]
The world is in the midst of a mass extinction – the sixth time in the planet’s history that species are experiencing a major global collapse in numbers. Up to 1 million species are threatened with extinction, many within decades, according to a United Nations report. Human activity is to […]
A massive asteroid struck present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. The impact contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs and 75% of life on Earth at the time. The asteroid crash spurred a mile-high tsunami, wildfires, and the release of billions of tons of sulphur that blotted out the sun […]
An unmanned expedition to the depths of Monterey Bay, California, discovered a baleen-whale carcass on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The carcass still contained some blubber and internal organs. Bone-eating worms and scavenging eelpouts were devouring the remains, while octopuses and crabs explored the skeleton. You can watch a […]
Warming ocean water and unprecedented melting of the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets could cause sea levels to rise by more than 3 feet by the end of the century, according to new report from the United Nations. These rising waters could displace hundreds of millions of people who live […]
In 2015 Adidas partnered with Parley for the Oceans to turn marine pollution into sportswear. Adidas uses recycled plastic bottles as a replacement for virgin polyester. Adidas is developing a 100% recyclable shoe called Futurecraft Loop, which is expected to be available in 2021. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Every summer, an area of low-oxygen water forms in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists refer to this as a “dead zone” because very little marine life can survive in it. This year, scientists predict the Gulf’s dead zone will be one of the largest on record: between 7,829 and 8,717 […]
A cruise company is offering a scholarship combining marine conservation and luxury travel in Croatia. Half of the four-week scholarship will be spent doing volunteer work with dolphins, turtles, and marine life, and you can spend your free time snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. The other two weeks will […]
Loliware, an edible bioplastics company, launched a seaweed straw that dissolves over time as a replacement for plastic straws. In recent months, cities like San Francisco and Seattle have banned restaurants and bars from giving out plastic straws to customers. Unlike paper straws, Loliware’s product looks, feels, and acts like […]
Menorca is a protected nature reserve whose diverse species of seaweed, fish, and shellfish make it the Mediterranean’s equivalent of the Great Barrier Reef. But while the land on Menorca is protected, the sea around it is plagued by unregulated fishing, tourism, and pollution. According to the Blue Marine Foundation, […]
Some fishermen in Europe have been using the controversial technique of electric pulse fishing. The method involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water. This shocks fish up from the sea floor – making them easier to catch. The electricity […]
In age of great power competition in which adversarial powers are closing the gap in the undersea battlespace, the US military is looking to abundant ocean organisms for enhanced defence. Researchers are looking at the potential military applications of genetically-modified sea creatures. By modifying the genes of common ocean organisms […]
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Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have unveiled “SoFi.” The small, robotic fish mimics the look and movement of a real fish, allowing it to get close to marine life. Controlled wirelessly via remote, it can take high-res photos and videos with its onboard camera. Meet SoFi, […]