Scientists have designed a tiny robot-fish that is programmed to remove microplastics from seas and oceans by swimming around and adsorbing them on its soft, flexible, self-healing body. Microplastics are the billions of tiny plastic particles which fragment from the bigger plastic things used every day such as […]
Normally you’ll hear about ice melting due to record temperatures, but now its about Microplastics found in freshly fallen Antarctic snow for the first time. Scientists working in the Ross Island region of Antarctica have found airborne microplastics in freshly fallen snow in one of the most remote […]
In estimations of ocean heat content—important when assessing and predicting the effects of climate change—calculations have often presented the rate of warming as a gradual rise from the mid-20th century to today. However, new research from UC Santa Barbara scientists Timothy DeVries and Aaron Bagnell could overturn that […]
The loneliest whale in the world lives in the north Pacific. Scientists have been tracking him on and off for more than 30 years – listening to his vocalizations as he swims back and forth across his patch of ocean, calling into the void and waiting for a […]
Great video about key facts from our dear friend the octopus! If you like these kind of videos, also have a look at “The insane biology of the Octopus”.
f you ever wanted a front-row view of thousands of beluga whales, now’s your chance. Starting today, audiences around the world can check out “Beluga Whale Live Cam” to get an underwater glimpse of the annual migration of more than 57,000 beluga whales as they swim down from […]
Together with colleagues from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Senckenberg scientists Serena Abel and Angelika Brandt examined sediment samples from the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench for the presence of microplastics. In their study, which was recently published in Environmental Pollution, the researchers show that 1 […]
An international team of researchers has discovered what it believes to be a new population of blue whales in the western Indian Ocean. Blue whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet, and they are found around the globe in all oceans. Check out our recent […]
Scientists believe they may have discovered a new species of beaked whale off the western coast of Mexico.
When a trio of beaked whales surfaced off Mexico’s Pacific coast, researchers thought they’d found the elusive Perrin’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon perrini), an endangered species that’s never been officially sighted alive. But upon closer inspection, the researchers realized they may have stumbled upon something even rarer — a […]