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Beached Galveston Whale Raises Concerns and Curiosities
April 29, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Back in December, a 44-foot sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) washed ashore and died on the Galveston coastline near the Terramar subdivision. It was sighted by a passerby who spied it rolling in the waves, its spout the only clear sign that it was alive. A crowd gathered, including a local dolphin rescue group and machinery […]

SHARK!
August 25, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This post was written by Diana Birney, Supervising Marine Biologist for our upcoming SHARK! exhibit, opening August 29, 2015. We fear them, we love them, and we are fascinated by them. We have a whole week on television dedicated to them that draws millions of viewers every year. Humans have an amazing obsession with this interesting group […]

Bakker blogs: Bulldozer worms and the end of peace on the ocean floor
May 24, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Life first evolved about 3.5 billion years ago, at the beginning of the Precambrian Eras. At first, life was made up of simple microbes (bacteria) that could survive horrible conditions, including acid oceans and no oxygen in the air or water. For 2.7 billion years, the sea bottom remained (mostly) peaceful, quiet and flat. Microbes […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (9.4.08)
September 4, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

“Houston…we’ve got a SPAM problem.” photo credit: pingnews.com So here’s what went down after you logged off. There’s a new Manhattan floating around the Arctic – and it’s made of ice. Canada’s polar ice shelves are “crumbling at an alarming pace.” In other good news: sea levels will rise much faster than we thought. It’s […]



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