Once a backwater in the world of oceanographic research, the Gulf of Mexico has suddenly become the site of a scientific gold rush, all because of the BP oil spill.
The environmental disaster represents a once-in-a-generation research opportunity that has oceanographers salivating. There's big money - $500 million from... more »
Whole Foods Market is trying to clear some murky waters for seafood shoppers.
The grocery chain on Monday launched a color-coded rating program with the help of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Blue Ocean.
It is intended to measure the environmental impact of its wild-caught seafood. The program is... more »
Fish that look like rocks - or scarves, or a jeweled brooch, or anything but fish - are among the fascinating underwater creatures that inhabit "Oceans."
This stunningly beautiful documentary is the second in a series from the new Disneynature label, which gave us "Earth" exactly one year ago... more »
Crews worked Friday to save a group of dolphins stranded off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Workers and volunteers waded through hip-deep mud on Thursday to carry eight Atlantic white-sided dolphins from Drummers Cove, but two did not survive.
The six rescued dolphins were quickly brought to Provincetown... more »
Vacationers and conservation workers in New Zealand have been able to coax more than 40 pilot whales back out to sea, after they became stranded on a beach. But about 125 other whales couldn't be saved. Rescuers have been monitoring the progress of the survivors -- and the whales are... more »
The population of endangered green sea turtles at SeaWorld in San Diego grew by 82 in October when the eggs hatched on Shipwreck Beach without human help.
There hasn't been such happy turtle news at SeaWorld since 2003, when 21 sea turtles got an assist from park staff, said... more »
Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people.
But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen... more »