Does an octopus make a good pet?
The intelligent, 8-legged cephalopods are gaining popularity in home aquariums, but not everyone thinks they’re suited for life in captivity.
The biggest snail on Earth?
It’s the largest species of gastropod in American waters, anyway. Lovingly referred to as the Florida horse conch, Triplofusus giganteus is a marine mollusc, whose enormous size and orange body makes it distinguishable on the ocean floor.
Are our oceans ripe for a jellyfish takeover?
One researcher thinks that a combination of factors — including overfishing — are clearing the way for a jellyfish kingdom under the sea.
Film shows why captive whales turn killers
The controversial ‘Blackfish’ documentary makes its TV debut on CNN, revealing the truth behind the SeaWorld tragedy. In an interview with MNN, the film’s producer explains the plight of animals in entertainment and her hopes for a new kind of amusement park.
Shark swallowed whole by another shark
Scientists were attempting to catch and tag the smaller dogfish when it became a snack for a sand tiger shark.
American military, wildlife learning to coexist
The U.S. military is trying to make peace with an array of endangered animals, from birds and turtles on Army bases to whales and seals in Navy sonar range.