A new genetic tool to help classify coral
To conserve our reefs you first have to understand them.
By Tom Bridge, Andrew Baird and Peter Cowman (James Cook University) and Andrea Quattrini (Smithsonian Institution) ...
Keeping track of moving marine life
Let Redmap know if you see something out of place.
Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about citizen science in Australia. This week, we talk to Gretta P...
When sea anemones behave like plants
If they overeat, they put on tentacles.
The number of tentacles, or arms, that a sea anemone has depends on how much food it has eaten, researchers have disc...
More insights into the complexity of coral
Studies look closely at impacts of acidification and diversity.
Scientists are moving closer to understanding the complexity of coral reefs and their response to different environme...
Coral reefs are trying to recover
Report reveals some hope for the Great Barrier Reef.
Coral cover has shown small signs of recovery on two thirds of reefs surveyed along the Great Barrier Reef – but it’s...
Life in the sediment is very low energy
It even raises questions about what constitutes life.
Micro-organisms buried in ocean sediment can survive on less energy than has ever been shown to support any form of l...
Angelfish are clever breeders
Hybridisation isn’t limited to closely related species.
Natural hybridisation isn’t uncommon among marine life. Two different species often mate and produce hybrid offspring...
These fish are full of surprises
Scientists discover immune adaptations thought impossible.
Deep-sea anglerfishes are not only incredibly ugly, with bizarre ways of reproducing and luring prey; they have now s...
A difficult time to be a reef shark
Studies identify threats and opportunities.
Reef sharks are having a challenging time as they confront threats from fishing, denser human populations and climate...
Voracious starfish can wait for a proper meal
Eating habits of baby predator revealed.
Australian research interest in the crown-of-thorns starfish can be explained by that old adage “know thy enemy”. ...
Among fish, dominance reduces influence
Study suggests it’s the passive that really lead.
If fish are any guide, subordinate males may actually have more influence on groups than their domineering and aggres...
The smaller side of Arctic life
They’re not Polar bears, but they are important.
Two Russian scientists have set out to document what they say are among the most undervalued creatures in the Arctic....