The Unexpected Underwater Volcanoes

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Sometimes scientists go searching for one thing, only to stumble upon something completely unexpected. That’s how one group of researchers...

A Whale of a Journey

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
You might think the largest – and perhaps loudest – animal ever to roam the planet would not be hard...

Sea Star Ejection

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Imagine that every time a veterinarian microchipped a dog or cat, the animal found a way to expel the microchip...

Lighting Up to Stay Alive

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Not all sharks are at the top of the food chain; some are small enough to be a potential meal...

Venus Flower Baskets

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
The white vase-like sea sponge known as the Venus flower basket would seem incredibly fragile since it’s made of silica,...

Why Are Sea Stars Wasting Away?

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
When a sea star (a.k.a. starfish) develops wasting syndrome, the disease hits hard and fast. Lesions appear on the star’s...