Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment fish oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

Victor Vescovo: Adventurer reaches deepest ocean locations

Financier Victor Vescovo completes his quest to visit the deepest parts of Earth's five oceans.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science oceans marine-biology

Worm with eyes in head and bottom found off Shetland

Scientists found the new species during a survey of a marine protected area off Scotland.

BBC Science News | June 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: animals shetland marine-biology

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.

By Ken Macdonald | June 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: oban atlantic-ocean marine-biology

Climate change link to puffin deaths

Climate change played a role in the deaths of thousands of puffins in Alaska, according to a study.

By Helen Briggs | May 29, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: alaska seabirds puffins birds marine-biology

Hundreds of thousands of viruses in oceans

The oceans contain almost 200,000 different viral populations, according to the latest count.

By Helen Briggs | April 26, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: oceans marine-biology

Hoodwinker sunfish: Rare fish washes up on California beach

The seven-foot (2.1m) hoodwinker sunfish washes up in Santa Barbara, baffling scientists.

BBC Science News | March 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: fish united-states california marine-biology

New Zealand beached whales: Why are so many getting stranded?

Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.

By Gareth Evans | Nov. 30, 2018 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: whale-strandings animals whales new-zealand marine-biology

Life of a shark scientist

Marine biologist Melissa Marquez shares a dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and tips for swimming with sharks.

By Mary Halton | Sept. 4, 2018 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: women-in-science sharks marine-biology

The life of a shark scientist - BBC News

What do marine biologists do all day?

By Mary Halton | Sept. 4, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  women-in-science  sharks  marine-biology

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