Partially protected areas don't have more wildlife than unprotected areas. They consume conservation resources and occupy space that could otherwise be allocated to more effective protection.
Plastic in the ocean is eaten by over 700 species, but just a few items are responsible for the most deaths.
Our study on weird ancient marine animals called radiodonts supports the idea that vision played a crucial role during the Cambrian Explosion, a rapid burst of evolution about 500 million years ago.
This newly discovered ancient monk seal is challenging previous theories about how and where monachine seals evolved. It's the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution research in about 70 years.
We found 92 threatened species reported in industrial catch records. This is shameful and unnecessary.
Maerl beds are the coral reefs of the British Isles. But like their tropical counterparts, they're threatened by climate change.
Whale breaches and tail slaps look great from a distance. But they can pose a threat if you want to get up close and swim with these giants of the ocean.
Our new research has more than doubled the known fossil record of seals in Australia.
Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
Global long-term data simply doesn't exist for jellyfish, so scientists struggle to predict, track and mitigate their potential effects.
We found plastic waste in pellets seabirds regurgitated and lining the nests where they raise chicks.
The spectacle of glowing dolphins should serve as a timely reminder of our need to conserve the darkness we have left.
As well as a stark warning about climate change, the disaster underlines the importance of wildlife monitoring.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating accumulation of rubbish the size of a continent, has whales and dolphins in its heart.
Big storms with lots of flooding, like hurricanes Dorian and Maria, actually restore the Caribbean's delicate balance between native and nonnative fish species, new research finds.
Fish that live in the sea have found amazing ways to control the amount of water and salt in their bodies, and stay hydrated.
Corals, mangroves and seagrass habitats have been affected by extreme weather events, and some may never recover.
They swim, they eat, they multiply.
Some animals, such as ghost shrimps can even cope with water that is saltier than normal seawater. It's all down to evolution.
Californians love their coast and strongly oppose offshore drilling. Will they support converting old oil rigs to artificial reefs – a policy that benefits both marine life and oil companies?