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Rappler's latest stories on marine biology


[ANALYSIS] Marine protected areas are failing: How new tech can help

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:59 PM

How can we design Marine Protected Areas that both effectively conserve endangered ecosystems and respect the rights of established fishing communities?

SEA COW. Considered as the world's only herbivorous marine mammal, the dugong can grow up to 3 meters, weigh up to 500 kilograms and live for 70 years. Photo courtesy of C3 Philippines, Inc.

National Scientist Edgardo Gomez, coral reef conservation champion, dies

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM

National Scientist Edgardo Gomez's pioneering research on the state of coral reefs in the Philippines fueled public concern and led to worldwide conservation initiatives

PIONEER. National Scientist Edgardo Gomez has been recognized for his outstanding contributions and researches on marine ecosystems which paved the way for the Philippines' marine conservation programs. Photo from DOST

Rappler Talk: Alexandra Cousteau's stories on deep sea exploration and marine life

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Alexandra Cousteau granddaughter of renowned deep sea explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau shares stories from under the sea

Pink octopus so cute it may be named 'adorabilis'

Jun 18, 2015 - 7:25 AM

Researchers in California are looking for an appropriate Latin species designation for the mysterious cephalopod and while little is yet known about it few would deny that the specimens found so far are adorable

ADORABLE CREATURE. This 2013 handout photo received June 17, 2015 courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) shows the flapjack octopus (in the genus Opisthoteuthis), photographed 330 meters (about 1,080 feet) below the surface in Monterey Bay, California. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute/Handout/AFP

PH is marine hotspot: Verde Island Passage yields 100 new species

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Waters near party hotspot Puerto Galera reveal more than 100 new species of marine organisms the California Academy of Sciences says

LIFE UNDERWATER. A vibrant view of the Verde Island Passage from Academy scientific divers. Image courtesy Rich Mooi/California Academy of Sciences

Taking inspiration from the sea

Jul 17, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Get to know Dr Angel Alcala one of the country s newest National Scientists

Dr Angel Alcala. Image courtesy Silliman University

World's biggest creature tracked by its song

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:36 PM

A group of intrepid researchers were able to locate and tag some of the mammals after picking up on their deep and complex vocals

Photo courtesy of the Antarctic Blue Whale Voyage/Australian Marine Mammal Centre/Mike Johnson

Sea animal has grow-again penis

Feb 13, 2013 - 9:02 AM

No other animal is known to repeatedly copulate using such disposable penes Japanese biologists wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters

Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths: Japan scientists

Jan 10, 2013 - 7:21 AM

Scientists and broadcasters said Monday January 7 they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid up to eight meters 26 feet long that roams the depths of the Pacific Ocean

This video image, taken from footage by NHK and Discovery Channel in July, 2012 and released on January 7, 2013 shows a giant squid, up to eight meters (26 feet) long, holding a bait squid in its arms against the backdrop of dark oceanic depths at a depth of 630 meters (2,067 feet) in the sea near Ogasawara islands, 1,000km south of Tokyo. AFP PHOTO / NHK / NEP / DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Australian scientists discover deep sea corals

Jan 03, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef have discovered corals at depths never before thought possible with a deep sea robot finding specimens in waters nearly as dark as night

Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley

Jul 12, 2012 - 3:48 PM

A small crustacean parasite which feeds on fish in the Caribbean has been named after Bob Marley in what the biologist who discovered it calls a tribute to the late reggae icon

A Caribbean fish known as the French grunt that is infested with gnathiids. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Brill / National Science Foundation