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Dandruff fungus found in deep-sea vents

A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents.

Tiny shark with big dreams takes on snorkeler (Video)

A shark smaller than many ocean fish apparently had dreams of becoming the next Jaws when he went after a snorkeler two months ago.

Oldest dolphin gets a new name

A dolphin, first described from a fossil skull discovered in the 1970s, has been given a new name. However, the mammal retains the title of oldest true dolphin species identified to date.

New Facebook challenge urges Norwegians into icy waters (Video)

A new craze has started in the Norwegian social media as a Facebook group urges people to jump into freezing cold water, video the experience and then challenge other dare-devils to do the same, or pay a penalty.

Mystery of the ocean 'quack' solved

A mysterious oceanic quacking sound, which has remained unidentified for 50 years, has been shown to originate from minke whales.

Sailfish are the 'slashers of the sea' (video)

Following an in-depth study, scientists have found that sailfish use their bills to corral and slash other fish, like schooling sardines.

Wood munching clams create marine ecosystem

A new study shows that wood-boring clams serve as ecosystem engineers by making the organic matter in the wood that falls in the deep waters of Monterey Canyon suitable for other creatures.

Saturn's moon hides an icy ocean

A body of liquid water has been discovered beneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The tiny moon is a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.

Dolphin watch: How social behavior affects genetic makeup

Scientists studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools to protect their sensitive beaks has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.

Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.

Sea anemone is officially ‘half animal and half plant’

Biologists have discovered that sea anemones display an interesting and surprising genetic mix, with a complexity similar to that of fruit flies, and genes similar to those found in both plants and animals.

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.

12 eyes but can't see color, the eyes of a shrimp revealed

Whilst the mantis shrimp eyes have 12 different photoreceptors, the crustaceans cannot easily distinguishing colors, according to a new study.

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.

Plenty of freshwater found beneath seabed

Scientists may have discovered a possible solution for the world’s mounting water problems. An Australian research team has found huge reserves of freshwater under the seabed off North America, South Africa, Australia, and China.

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.

Photo essay: A stroll around old town Tarifa in southern Spain Special

Tarifa - A charming town in the Andalucían white village tradition, Tarifa's narrow streets wind around on a hillside overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar all the way to the exotic Moroccan port city of Tangier.

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.

Smallest aquatic bacterium discovered

A new group of bacteria with different genetic characteristics have been discovered in the ocean. These are the smallest ever bacteria yet to be discovered.

The search for the ‘loneliest whale in the world’

An mysterious type of baleen whale is said to roam the North Pacific. Marine biologists know this from some unusual sound recordings. One problem with identifying this particular whale is, however, that no one has actually ever seen it.

More revealed about the world's largest volcano

The largest volcano in the world, with a footprint the size of New Mexico, has been located in the depths of the western Pacific Ocean. More information about the structure has been revealed this week.

Levels of ocean acidity affects global warming

Scientists have warned that continued acidification of the oceans may lead to lower sulfur levels in the atmosphere, worsening the effects of climate change.

Photo Essay: Life is like a day at the beach Special

Tybee Island - What Forrest Gump's momma always said is reinterpreted here and applied to visits to Tybee Island, Georgia, where you never know what you're gonna get.

A dolphin doesn't forget

A new study shows that bottlenose dolphins appear to remember each other's 'signature' whistles for up to two decades after their last encounter.

Woman rescued from suicide attempt in Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola - After receiving an emergency call on the 091 number, National Police officers, with the aid of a fisherman and his boat, managed to rescue a women who was attempting to commit suicide.

Photo Essay: Beautiful beaches in Florida's Panhandle Special

The beaches along the Panhandle are Florida's "best-kept secrets," according to the Travel Channel. Two of those beaches with white sand and turquoise water are featured here.

Video: Baby elephant splashes in the sea for the first time

Phuket - A YouTube video treats viewers to the alluring sight of a baby elephant's delight at seeing the sea for the first time. Watching this video makes us appreciate that humans and animals share more in common than we usually think.

James Cameron donates Deepsea Challenger

Director James Cameron has donated the submersible Deepsea Challenger to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Cameron used the submersible vessel to explore the deepest part of the ocean last year.

Review: Shark breaks through diver cage

Shark-proof cage. Is it a cage that protects a diver from sharks? Or a trap that submerges a diver under water and welcomes the shark for lunch?
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An SUV parked along the ocean
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Beach Meadows Beach, Brooklyn, NS
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Red lionfish (Pterois volitans) near Gilli Banta Island (near Komodo  Indonesia)
Red lionfish (Pterois volitans) near Gilli Banta Island (near Komodo, Indonesia)
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Boni, happy to please his owner, eagerly scampers into his suit.
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Boniface scoots off as soon as his paws hit land. Watch as he waves his tale goodbye.
Boniface scoots off as soon as his paws hit land. Watch as he waves his tale goodbye.
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A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
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Sperm Whale
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Beach Meadows Beach, Brooklyn, NS
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Stingray City, Grand Cayman
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Two New York brothers post Craigslist ad looking for wedding dates
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Boniface prepares for first underwater dive in custom built dry-suit.
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From Belamr's annual Sand Castle Competition in Belmar, NJ.
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Mother Sea Otter with pup at Morro Rock
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Robert Ainsley-Raffel diving
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Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
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Pacific Ocean at Long Beach
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Landing Platform Helicopter (LHS) of the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean.
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A humpback whale
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