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 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...
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 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...
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...
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,...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...