Obama to create world's largest marine reserve

Aug 26, 2016

Obama to create world's largest marine reserve

The White House says President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Obama’s proclamation will quadruple in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006. The Papahanaumokuakea Marine ...

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Aug 26, 2016

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

U.S. federal officials are seeking a ban on swimming with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins, saying the encounters popular with tourists are harming the sleeping habits of the nocturnal creatures. The proposal by the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

Jellyfish hit beaches around full moon, study says

Aug 26, 2016

Jellyfish hit beaches around full moon, study says

Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the night sky after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phases of the moon. The study found the lunar calendar is a key determinant of when jellyfish arrive ...

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

Aug 25, 2016

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

The latest revolutionary robot is not the metallic, costly machine you would expect. It is squishy and wireless, uses no batteries and is made for pennies by a 3-D printer. Meet Octobot. It looks like a tiny octopus and is designed to mimic that ...

Scientists unravel mysteries of osprey migration

Aug 21, 2016

Scientists unravel mysteries of osprey migration

Scientists have long known ospreys make an epic journey each summer from New England to South America. But the details of their dangerous trip remained a mystery — until now. Thanks to trackers on the backs of these fish-eating raptors, scientists are filling in ...

'Baby, it's hot outside': Why birds sing to eggs

Aug 19, 2016

'Baby, it's hot outside': Why birds sing to eggs

Much like parents who talk to a pregnant woman’s belly, some birds sing to their eggs before they hatch, and the reason may be to prepare them for a warming world, researchers said Thursday. The study in the journal Science examined a peculiar habit ...

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

Aug 19, 2016

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn’t contain their excitement when they spotted a bright-purple, googly eyed stubby squid. They let out a collective “whoa” on video posted on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus’ Facebook page as ...