Marine biology

A Mnemiopsis leidyi, a species of comb jelly known as a sea walnut. (AP Photo/Brown University, Stefan Siebert)

Sponges squeezed off oldest branch of animal tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution. A new study says they don’t represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all. The DNA research […]

12/12/2013

In this photo provided by pub manager Jimmy Agnew, a dead shark lies at the entrance of the Sea Dog Brew Pub Thursday morning, Aug. 1, 2013 in Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Jimmy Agnew)

Shark found at door of ‘Sea Dog’ pub on Nantucket

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A cleaning crew has found an unexpected mess after arriving at Sea Dog Brew Pub on Nantucket: a 5-foot-long shark blocking the door. Pub manager Jimmy Agnew says he doesn’t know […]

08/02/2013

Sea creature washed ashore in New Zealand posted to YouTube.

Mysterious sea creature carcass washes ashore

A mysterious carcass washed ashore in New Zealand last week, fueling speculation about sea monsters and dinosaurs. The rotting animal was discovered by a group on four-wheel vehicles speeding along the beach in Bay of […]

05/07/2013

Beached fin whale

Ailing whale washes ashore at New York City beach

NEW YORK (AP) — An ailing, endangered finback whale has been found washed ashore in a coastal enclave of Queens that was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. The whale is said to be in very grave condition.

12/26/2012

Dolphin-naming contest held for YouTube video star

A baby-naming contest is being held for a YouTube star. When 12-year-old Keo gave birth in late September, the video of the baby dolphin coming into the world was a hit. Dolphin Quest Hawaii, where […]

11/16/2012

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