The Smithsonian has more whale skulls and skeletons than any other collection in...
Fossils Get a CT Scan
When paleontologists, like the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's own...
Named for the radiant blue color on its back and sides, the blue shark (Prionace...
This cookie-cutter shark (Isistius brasilienses) has a unique bite mark that they...
A Blind Shark Baby
The blind shark (Brachaelurus waddi) is lecithotrophic viviparous— the eggs are...
Along the East Coast of the United States, two diseases can cause significant...
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:30
Haunted by Hurricanes
Hurricanes are powerful storms that can cause devastating damage when they hit the...
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 14:03
Hot, Cold, Fresh, Salty
An observer on the seashore may make the mistake of thinking that all ocean...
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:39
Who Moved the Beach?
Coastal erosion is a natural process that sweeps large sections of land out to sea....
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:22