Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: animals plastic plastic-pollution oceans marine-biology whales

First stranded Orca found in almost 20 years in the Wash

The dead 15ft (4.5m) long juvenile killer whale was found on the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 14, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: marine-biology whales zoological-society-of-london whale-and-dolphin-strandings

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 • bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2019 ~3 min

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

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 • bbcnews
Sept. 9, 2019 ~5 min

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 • bbcnews
June 18, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: animals marine-biology shetland

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

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

By Ken Macdonald • bbcnews
June 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: marine-biology atlantic-ocean oban

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 • bbcnews
May 29, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: birds alaska marine-biology seabirds puffins

Hundreds of thousands of viruses in oceans

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

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
April 26, 2019 ~3 min

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 • bbcnews
March 2, 2019 ~1 min

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 • bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2018 ~6 min

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

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