Sperm whales are very large, but they can still be tricky to find in the ocean! These researchers combined several data sets, from centuries old whaling records to modern automated location recording, to determine the locations off the southwest Australia most suitable for sperm whales, so policy makers can plan to protect these animals and other scientists can save time searching for them.
There are a lot of things animals are better at than humans. What if we could get our animal colleagues to help us out with our science? This study uses birds with small GPS backpacks to measure wind speed in a way that humans just can’t!
Sea star wasting disease still plagues the U.S. West Coast, but clues to its nature are being uncovered. Find out how temperature may be a key player in the progression of the disease in today’s article!
Get ready for summer! Scientists have found a new way to predict the extremely hot days that occur throughout summer, using rainfall over land and the temperature of the Pacific Ocean. Read on to learn more!
Steller’s Sea Cow provides an example of how many large animals in the Pleistocene may have gone extinct.
You might call it the Batmobile of the sea: Scientists put sound based fish finders into an underwater robot to get closer to the creatures they want to study.
Sometimes scientists of the past didn’t plan their projects too well, but we can still dig up their records and make use of the data they collected!
Can a new way of looking at ocean temperatures help determine where fish like to hang out?
Scientists look far and wide to find records of our planets history. This group used layers of mud trapped inside an Australian cave to uncover clues about the history of tropical cyclones over 2,000 years ago. Find out what they learned, and what it may mean for the planet’s future