Nov 4 2010 - 11:46am
The Sundarbans site in Bangladesh was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997.
Jan 26 2010 - 11:45am
The sun sets over the Smithsonian’s Marine Field Station at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize.
Dec 23 2010 - 2:45pm
The receding tide left a multitude of starfish in tide pools clinging to exposed rocks along the shore. The rich hues matched the colors of the setting sun against the textures of the rocky beach...
Jun 5 2012 - 10:38am
The sun sets over Sanur in Bali, Indonesia during low tide.
Follow along with updates through blogs and photos from the team of students and researchers who are doing field research through the...
Jul 22 2010 - 6:28pm
The sun sets over marshland near Ocean City, N.J.
Dec 23 2010 - 3:32pm
“As I set up for a sunset shot—one last, solitary surfer exited the water and I quickly fired a few frames trying to capture the serenity of the moment.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Karen Doody...
Mar 18 2013 - 8:38am
The larger fish in this picture are called sweetlips (Plectorhinchus) because of their big, fleshy lips. There are over thirty species of sweetlips, which tend to live on coral reefs in small groups...
Jan 26 2010 - 11:44am
So far, researchers have developed DNA barcodes to accurately identify 4,600 of the more than 29,000 known fish species. Atlantic cod is an economically important fisheries species.
May 17 2012 - 1:02pm
Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The primary threats to leatherbacks are interactions with fisheries and...
May 18 2011 - 11:28am
The sea's largest fish has been a mystery until recent decades. Thanks to electronic tags, researchers are uncovering some of the secrets of the whale shark (Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828). One tagged...
Aug 10 2012 - 4:05pm
This tan urchin, Conolampas sigsbei, is one of only two known deep-sea urchins that cover their tops with small rocks and shells. Many shallow species cover themselves for reasons that have been...
Oct 23 2010 - 5:37pm
This fish’s tail looks like a long streamer. It lives near the ocean’s surface and grows only up to 45 mm (1.7 in) long. Find out how this fish was part of an international scientific...