Climate Change

yellow-bellied sea snake

Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they’re the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species 10-to-...

How a century of fear turned deadly for sharks

Shark researcher George Burgess displays an original July 1916 issue of the New York Tribune describing the New Jersey attacks, known as "The 12 Days of Terror." ©Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Kristen Grace Before the summer of 1916...
Two divers explore the ornately decorated Cascade Room in Dan's Cave.

Protecting a sunken ancient world

How the formation of a new national park in the Bahamas was driven by science Two divers explore the ornately decorated Cascade Room in Dan's Cave. Photo cour...
sandbar shark

Shark attacks hit all-time high in 2015

It’s the kind of record no one wants to break: the most shark attacks in a single year. But 2015 did just that, with 98 unprovoked attacks worldwide, beating the previous record of 88 set in 2000, according to the International Shark Attack File hous...