Pacific Coast Shark Attacks Up During 2014, 'Three Times' Historic Average
La Jolla, California - Jan 22, 2015 19:36 EST
There were 6 authenticated unprovoked shark attacks on humans reported from the Pacific Coast of North America during 2014. All of the attacks were recorded from California. The attacks were distributed in the following months; July (1), October (4) and...
Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced
Culver City, California - Jan 7, 2015 00:27 EST
The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced the 2014 winners. This year's Ocean Art Competition attracted a very high caliber of photos, representing entrants from over 50 countries.
Over $70,000 of prizes will...
Research: BOFFFS—Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish—Sustain Fisheries
Manoa, Hawaii - Oct 24, 2014 21:09 EST
Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish. Commercial fishing gear targets big fish. After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies.
A new compilation of research from around the world now shows that big, old, fat,...
Scientists Take First Dip Into Supercooled Water's Mysterious 'No Man's Land'
Menlo Park, California - Jun 18, 2014 21:38 EST
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first structural observations of liquid water at temperatures down to minus 51 degrees Fahrenheit, within an elusive "no man's land" where water's strange properties are super-amplified.
Radiocarbon Dating Suggests White Sharks Can Live 70 Years And Longer
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Jan 8, 2014 23:53 EST
Adult white sharks, also known as great whites, may live far longer than previously thought, according to a new study that used radiocarbon dating to determine age estimates for white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.
Sharks are typically aged by...