Lea McQuillan / 500px/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Researchers have discovered a new method that could encourage the restoration of degraded coral reef populations, which have been declining around the world due to record-high marine temperatures. The sounds of a healthy reef could be used to encourage coral larvae to recolonize damaged or degraded reefs, […]

Alfredo Martinez/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — The intersection of marine biology and artificial intelligence technology has led to a startling humpback whale population discovery. Approximately 7,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean died between 2012 and 2021 after the damaging effects of a yearslong marine heatwave, according to a study published Wednesday by Royal […]

Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. — National Museums Scotland (LONDON) — Scientists in Scotland have revealed a remarkable discovery of a “very strange” 240 million-year-old “Chinese dragon” fossil. The international team from National Museums Scotland revealed their discovery — found in Guizhou Province in southern China — of the Dinocephalosaurus orientalis, a 5-meter-long aquatic reptile from the Triassic […]

George Karbus Photography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A discovery on how baleen whales are able to sing under water is giving scientists a better understanding on how noise pollution from shipping activity can alter marine mammal’s ability to communicate — and therefore thrive as a species. When the ancient ancestors of whales returned to the […]

Daniela Simona Temneanu / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Global warming could reveal an ancient river landscape that has been preserved underneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet for millions of years, according to a new study. While a massive ice retreat on the continent has not yet touched the ancient landscape, that may soon change […]

Courtesy of Hesham Sallam (NEW YORK) — Scientists have identified a new species of ancient miniature whale, which is now thought to be the smallest known basilosaurid to ever exist. Remnants from the whale, named the Tutcetus rayanensis after the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, were found in 2012 embedded in limestone rock in the Fayum […]

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