With its disappearance, "we sort of lost a piece of the biodiversity puzzle that made up the tapestry of the San Francisco Bay area," a study co-author said.
"You work your whole life in the ocean for a moment like this...It was the last thing I expected to see come up after an hour fight," Captain Richard Pollitzer remarked.
An extinct dwarf emu egg was discovered on King Island. It is the first and most complete fossil of its kind.
One of six African Painted Dogs being raised by an Australian zoo has gone viral for its adorable vet check-up video.
A long-thought-extinct giant river otter was discovered swimming happily in the rivers of Argentina earlier this month.
A "four-legged fossil fish" predating dinosaurs has been recently rediscovered by groups hunting sharks with deep-sea nets.
This is the third highly dangerous sea snake discovered in recent weeks on the seabed in plain sight, but no anti-venom exists to combat them.
Scientists were stunned to find a species of sea snake that hadn't been seen in 23 years curled up on the seabed in plain sight.
The eruption may have wiped out the ozone layer.
"You haven't lived until you've put your arms around a mammoth femur trying to measure it," Smith said.
A fossil skull was 20 percent bigger than even those of the largest modern lions in Africa.
Surveying four small Russian islands near the shores of Alaska, scientists spotted a grizzly "fence" of bones on the beach that turned up a rare discovery.
Swift parrots are on the brink of extinction, and conservationists are getting desperate.