Enric Sala, James Cameron Named National Geographic's Newest Explorers-In-Residence
New York, New York - Jun 23, 2011 11:05 EST
Two outstanding explorers — filmmaker and alternative-energy proponent James Cameron and marine ecologist Enric Sala — are the National Geographic Society's newest Explorers-in-Residence. Both were honored today at a special gathering of National Geographic's top explorers at Society headquarters.
Savage Frenzy: Swarm Of Sharks Kill Surfer Off France's Reunion Island
Saint-Gilles, Reunion - Jun 16, 2011 19:25 EST
Police officials Thursday confirmed that a surfer has been killed in a savage shark attack off the shores of Saint-Gilles, a tourist area of Reunion, a French island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. The attack, the...
Researcher: Male Desert Goby Fish 'Put Courtship Before Childcare'
Melbourne, Victoria - Jun 10, 2011 16:35 EST
After studying male desert goby fish, a team of Monash researchers has suggested that male sexual behavior is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring.
In the underwater world of desert goby fish, it is the males whose work is...
Study: Ciguatoxin Discovered In Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal
Silver Spring, Maryland - Jun 7, 2011 19:20 EST
Researchers from NOAA have discovered a potent and highly-debilitating toxin in the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, a first-of-its-kind chemical finding that is now prompting investigations of other marine mammals in the state.
The toxin, ciguatoxin, is produced by marine algae...