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People look at a 16-year-old critically endangered Hawksbill turtle after releasing it into the sea at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center of the Royal Thai Navy, in Sattahip, Chonburi province, east of Bangkok August 10, 2010.

These 15 ocean species have already gone extinct. A dozen others will probably disappear in our lifetime.

Over the past 500 years, 15 ocean species have gone extinct. About 70 other species are currently vulnerable and could disappear in our lifetime.
Alejandro Topete won a bronze medal in the UnderwaterPhotography.com contest's "Sharks" category for this photo of a reef shark swimming near Cuba.

The best underwater photos of the year reveal shipwrecks, sharks, and terrifying deep-sea creatures

Award-winning images from this year's UnderwaterPhotography.com contest show up-close encounters with marine life and shipwrecks.
Since 1957, the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) has been towed over 6.5 million nautical miles in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas.

Scientists have a new way to estimate how often ocean animals get tangled in plastic — and it could explain why so many whales are washing up de...

The amount of plastic in the North Atlantic Ocean is increasing, a study shows, and the number of entanglements went up 10-fold between 2000 and 2016.

Deliveroo will permanently remove all shark fin dishes from its platform

Shark fin is officially off the menu for Deliveroo users.
A skate egg case or capsule, also called a devil's purse or mermaid's purse.

These mysterious black pods at the beach hide amazing sea creatures — here’s how to see them

If you find one a rubbery black pouch with tendrils on a beach, it's probably a skate egg casing. Prepare to freak yourself out with this experiment.
A still of Wikie in Marineland, Antibes, from a video published in March 2017.

A killer whale learning to speak human words is a ‘circus act’ to distract from the cruelty of her captivity, say animal rights activists

'If we had the intelligence to understand her own sophisticated language, we would hear her calling to be free'.
A still of Wikie in Marineland, Antibes, from a video published in March 2017.

This killer whale has learned how to say ‘hello,’ ‘bye bye,’ and count to 3

Wikie, a 16-year-old female orca in Antibes, France, can also blow raspberries.

‘Blue Planet II’ producers discovered life where we didn’t know it could exist — here’s what that was like

Until the show's producers sent a remote camera into the Mariana Trench, we didn't know fish could survive 8,000 meters — almost five miles — deep.

One of the best nature documentaries of all time returns tonight

The show documents a journey to try and discover where whale sharks give birth and shows how orcas use their powerful tails to kill herring with shockwaves.

Tiny mysterious sea creatures attacked and bloodied an Australian teen’s legs — here’s what they probably were

The likely culprits have been identified as amphipods, scavenging crustaceans sometimes called "sea fleas".