Beachgoers discovered a 4-foot lancetfish washed up near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego Tuesday. Although not particularly rare, researchers noted it was the first lancetfish preserved by science since 1996, and only the 17th preserved from a San Diego beach since 1947.
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Scientists revealed a newly discovered marine ichthyosaur species with gnarly teeth that was found in Colombia.
An approximately 300 million-year-old fossil skeleton discovered at Canyonlands National Park in Utah could be the first of its kind, researchers say.
There have long been theories that when great white sharks bite humans, it is a case of mistaken identity. Now, new research simulating the way that a shark would view the world has shown that this may really be the case.
To the surprise of researchers and sunfish enthusiasts worldwide, a more than 4,000-pound sunfish was found tangled in the nets of a tuna-fishing boat off the coast of Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish port city in north Africa bordering Morocco, on October 4.
A creature known as a "living fossil" -- the alligator gar -- has found its way to Kansas for the first time in documented history.
A large colorful fish washed ashore on the Oregon coast last week in what aquarium officials called a rare occurrence.
TORONTO, Ontario (CTV Network) -- Shark movies like the 1975 blockbuster “Jaws” scared decades-worth of audiences out of the water, but also severely affected conservation efforts to save the often endangered animal, a new study from the University of South Australia suggests.
The tiny goldfish you can pick up at pet store for a few cents might not look like an environmental threat, but they can grow into a huge problem if set free in lakes or ponds -- mainly because they can grow to be surprisingly huge.
CHATHAM, MA (WFSB) - While you’re enjoying the beach, something unexpected could be lurking close by.