The California two-spot octopus can edit the RNA in its brain to produce different proteins as ocean temperatures fluctuate, a new study finds.
Sharks are ectotherms and their internal body temperatures usually reflect the waters they swim in. Holding their breath helps them function in the frigid deep.
A study of plastic trash hauled out of the Pacific Ocean found that most of it had been colonized by coastal life that was thriving right next to species that normally live in the open sea.
New research suggests that vocal fry among toothed whales is what gives them the ability to echolocate, hunting down their prey with the loudest sounds produced by any animal on the planet.
Orca moms spent precious resources feeding their fully grown adult male offspring. A new study finds that this may limit how many more young they produce.
Scientists aboard the sailboat Song of the Whale conduct research on the critically endangered species.
Researchers spotted the second right whale calf of the 2022-2023 season just a day after sighting the first one.
After a decades-long decline, the number of loggerhead sea turtle nests on the Georgia coast hit its all-time high since recording began in the late 1980s. But an expert says there's still a lot of conservation work to do.
This year's North Atlantic right whale calving season has ended with 15 calves spotted off the Georgia, Florida and Carolina coasts. It's not enough.
Whale Week is underway in Savannah, Ga., from Nov. 15 through Nov. 21, 2021. Each year between November and April, endangered North Atlantic right whales, Georgia's official state marine mammal, migrate to the Southeast's warmer waters to calve. All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington talks to Paulita Bennett-Martin, a co-founder of Whale Week.
Scientists have gotten the best estimates yet of exactly how much baleen whales, the largest animals on the planet, can consume in one day. Their caloric intake is mind-boggling.
Loggerheads didn't break their records but stayed on track for recovery.
Researchers on the Georgia coast are studying sharks as a way to check in on the overall health of the estuary, where coastal streams and rivers meet the ocean.
A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. But "the reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest," says the researcher who posted it.
A judge ruled that an Army Corps of Engineers plan to dredge while sea turtles are nesting poses too great a risk to the turtles.