Iceland: Alarm sounded over ‘beautiful but deadly’ black sand beach and sneaker waves

Iceland’s most famous black sand beach is a lure for international visitors, but a combination of geology and the raw power of the ocean make it a deadly attraction. The black sands and roaring waves of Reynisfjara beach are among the main attractions along the scenic south coast of Iceland. It’s known for its haunting … Read more

Here’s How Whales Gulp Down Food Underwater Without Drowning

Humpback whale. Ever wondered whether whales can burp, and why they do not drown when they gulp down gallons of water and krill? New UBC research may just hold the answer. Researchers found that lunge-feeding whales have an ‘oral plug’, a fleshy bulb in their mouths that moves backward to seal off the upper airways … Read more