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05Oct 18

First omnivorous shark is identified

Sharks are carnivores – meat eaters. They’re definitely not vegetarians. But according to a new study, there’s a shark that eats both meat and veggies. Bonnethead sharks, a smaller cousin to the hammerhead, gobble up sea creatures and seagrass. Researchers believe that the bonnethead gets up to 60 percent of…

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15Aug 17

Marine ecosystems are preparing for climate change

Marine ecosystems may be tougher than we think. A survey questioned researchers who had documented the negative effects of climate change to marine ecosystems such as coral reefs and kelp forests. But most of those researchers also noted instances of resilience. For example, in western Australia, a coral reef lost…

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Science Daily Marine Biology News

Marine Biology News -- ScienceDaily

Marine Biology News. Read scientific research on marine animals and their aquatic habitats. From plankton to whales, you will find it all here.

Ocean Floor Features

Video: Coral Gardens Off of Cayman Islands

Source: Matt Russell/Vimeo Creative Commons

Explore a coral reef in the Cayman Islands, a small group of islands in the Caribbean Sea.

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Diagram: Kelp Forests

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