Marine life

  • 555 myo fossils reveal early Arkarua feeding

    An international team of researchers has shed light on the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a...

    By Annemarie Gaskin, University of Adelaide This creature inhabited tropical, shallow waters covering the Flinders...

    Marine life April 6, 2021
  • Marine species flee the equator

    Warming waters are triggering a mass exodus of marine creatures from the tropics.

    A new global study reveals that the biodiversity of marine species around the equator has dropped, as warming seas fo...

    Nature April 6, 2021
  • Octopuses change colour based on sleep cycle

    Octopus’ technicoloured dream coat reflects sleep stages.

    When sleeping, octopuses change colour, and now a study, published in iScience, shows that the colours represent octo...

    Marine life March 26, 2021
  • Marine animals swim in circles

    Fish, penguins, turtles, and mammals do, and it doesn’t make sense.

    Japanese scientists have stumbled on a mysterious phenomenon: sharks, turtles, penguins and various marine mammals al...

    Marine life March 19, 2021
  • Headless? No hindrance…

    Japanese researchers discover a remarkable ability in an already interesting sea slug.

    Move aside salamander, this sea slug is about to blow your regeneration powers out of the water. Scientists from N...

    Biology March 9, 2021
  • Dazzle to survive

    Scientists reveal the evolutionary history of fairy wrasses.

    Diversification of the stunningly colourful fairy wrasses was propelled by sea-level changes during the last ice age,...

    Biology March 4, 2021
  • “Fish DJ” drops marine beats

    Speaker system helps scientists understand brain networks of baby fish.

    A DJ-turned-researcher has designed a speaker for zebrafish larvae, playing them a range of beats from sounds they wo...

    Marine life March 3, 2021
  • Glow-in-the-dark sharks

    Biggest luminescent vertebrate found near NZ.

    What’s cooler than a shark? A glowing shark! Kiwi and Belgian researchers studying sharks off the coast of New Zea...

    Marine life March 2, 2021
  • Why don’t whales get cancer?

    Cetaceans may have more rapidly evolving genes.

    Whales, dolphins and porpoises are the world’s largest and longest-living mammals – and they can resist cancer.  W...

    Health February 25, 2021
  • Netflix and gill: TV for fish

    A UV fish TV reveals how fish see.

    If you are a fish and want to watch TV, this might be the invention for you. Researchers from the University of Qu...

    Marine life February 19, 2021
  • Passing oil pollution from dolphin to calf

    Oil spills affect dolphin health for a decade and counting.

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and subsequent oil pollution have had long-term health effects for dolphins, accordi...

    Marine life February 19, 2021
  • Life below zero

    The Antarctic delivers surprising insights into life and survival.

    Life continues to amaze. Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero,...

    Biology February 15, 2021
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