Investigation: Beached Great White Shark Likely Choked To Death On Sea Lion
Perth, Western Australia - Jul 17, 2014 08:44 EST
The Western Australia Department of Fisheries has concluded its investigation into the death of a White shark found washed ashore at Coronation Beach, about 28 kilometers north of Geraldton earlier this week.
Principal Research Scientist Dr Rory McAuley says the four-meter...
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...
Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced
Culver City, California - Dec 19, 2013 00:40 EST
The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced the 2013 winners. This year's Ocean Art Competition attracted a very high caliber of photos, representing entrants from over 50 countries.
Over $80,000 of prizes will...
Large Study Shows Pollution Impact On Coral Reefs -- And Offers Solution
Corvallis, Oregon - Nov 26, 2013 18:09 EST
One of the largest and longest experiments ever done to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs today confirmed what scientists have long suspected – that this type of pollution from sewage, agricultural practices or other sources can...
Researchers: Stingray Movement Could Inspire The Next Generation Of Submarines
Buffalo, New York - Nov 14, 2013 18:56 EST
Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles.
The vehicles could allow researchers to more...