The little sharks swim around inside their mom, switching between her multiple uteruses. When they get hungry they eat her unfertilized eggs.
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Deadly waters are churning up and down the West Coast of the U.S. today, caused by a storm system originating close to Alaska.
When the U.S. Navy classified vital seafloor data during World War II and after, it delayed the development of a key theory.
The White Shark Café, a deserted area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is also a delightful buffet for the ocean's largest predatory fish.
Thanks to climate change, extra heat has penetrated deep into the ocean. And underwater currents have pulled it north, where it's hiding under the Arctic ice.
A research expedition to a huge underwater canyon off the coast of Ireland has shed light on a hidden process that sucks carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere.
Scientists have a plan to study the fastest creature in the world — and hope to use what they learn to build tiny robots.
A new paper argues that the apparent "pause" in climate change of the last decade might have resulted from a hidden global heat sink.
Alien, or anime character? Neither! It's Genie's dogfish — a new shark species named for the famous marine biologist, Eugenie Clark.
A recent decline in the strength of a climate-regulating ocean current could spell trouble for weather patterns in the future.