Ocean acidification disrupting food chains

Shellfish respond to increasing acidification in seawater - such as that produced by climate change - by producing lighter, thinner shells.

Lizards may be smarter than you think

If you thought reptiles were some of the least intelligent creatures in the animal kingdom, well, you might want to reconsider.

'Garbage patch' fish found full of plastic

North Pacific fish are eating tens of thousands of tons of plastic debris, say researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Commentary: Egg cartons lie about animal welfare claims

If you are one of the people who buys cage-free eggs because you care about the welfare of the chickens, then a new study might set you off.

Gulf oil hits food chain much sooner than expected

Following the Gulf oil spill, many people were surprised by how quickly the oil seemed to disappear. Now scientists say they know where it went - into the food chain.

Foundation of ocean food chain in decline

The tiny algae known as phytoplankton - which form the basis of the entire marine food chain - have been disappearing globally over the last hundred years.