Last month, locals witnessed large numbers of dead sea creatures including seals, octopuses and sea urchins wash up onto the black-sanded beach.
With more than 300 carcasses spread across a 10-kilometre area, boats have begun towing the dead whales into the open ocean, where they will be released over several days.
The expedition explored for the first time, three steep underwater mountains, called seamounts, near the north of the archipelago.
Green Banana dive to mysterious spot off Florida coast could help shed light on underwater sinkholes
The NOAA-funded mission in August this year will lower a 300 kg lander underwater, for divers to collect water and sediment samples, and carry out a biological survey.
The research could complement ongoing efforts to better manage fisheries and detect species shifts due to climate change with satellites.
In the past, environmental variables like season and sea surface temperature anomalies, were tied with disease outbreaks in marine mammals.
Testing a shark's vertebrae for carbon-14 levels, found in atomic bombs, scientists can calculate its age
Researchers tested carbon-14 levels in dead whale sharks and the oldest one, stored in Pakistan, had lived for 50 years.
The explosion killed 11 workers and spewed an estimated 795 million litres of oil before it was capped 87 days later.
The 345,400 sq km World Heritage-listed coral network has been devastated by four coral bleaching events since 1998.
Last August, the “Limiting Factor” completed Five Deeps Expedition, diving to the deepest point in each of the world’s five oceans.
The heatwave lasted around 700 days from 2014 to 2016 and effected water temperature and food webs.
Over the 6 decades past, recent warming was 450% that of earlier warming — a big increase in rate of climate change effects.
Cuttlefish catch food using their tentacles, to be successful, they must find the correct distance from the prey.
The ingestion of microplastics or particles of plastic smaller than five millimetres impedes the normal growth of fish larvae
Despite sea level rise, marine heatwaves and frequent coral bleaching events, there's still much to celebrate from 2019.
Gillnet fisheries have high bycatch rates of threatened marine life like turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds.
Due to the sheer number of animals participating in the migration, carbon is prevented from escaping into the atmosphere, slowing down global warming.
The larger the animal, lower the heart rate as it minimizes the heart's work while distributing blood in the body.
With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.
The multinational effort to create giant sanctuaries around Antarctica to counter climate change and protect the fragile ocean ecosystems have failed.