Mediterranean pen shell listed as critically endangered

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fan mussel found only in the Mediterranean was officially added to the list of critically endangered species, after scientists recorded a dramatic decline in its population num...

Hermit crab spotted traveling with 'plastic shell' on Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Photos of a hermit crab carrying a “plastic cup” as its shell on a beach in eastern Taiwan have become an unbearable sight to behold for many concerned about t...

New top-shell species discovered on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new species of top-shells (Trochidae) was discovered around the Leiyu Township in Taiwan’s Kinmen County – Kinmen Top-shell (金門鐘螺), the first to be named aft...

Parasite decimates giant clam species in the Mediterranean

ANAVYSSOS, Greece (AP) — A mysterious microscopic parasite is seeking out and killing a giant species of clam found only in the Mediterranean Sea. Unless scientists can find a way of stopping it soon,...

Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Pilgrim ship

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — If you're a fan of the Mayflower II, here's something that will float your boat. A year after craftsmen embarked on an ambitious effort to restore the rotting ...