Sea snakes have to change to keep seeing
They’ve been evolving for 15 million years, study shows.
Sea snakes have been evolving ever since they entered the marine environment 15 million years ago to survive in chang...
Marine migrations and ecosystem disruption
Warming waters penetrate the ocean’s depths.
Our warming planet is dislocating all manner of species as they travel poleward in search of cooler temperatures, and...
When bleaching means colour
It’s a sign coral is fighting back, researchers suggest.
Why do some corals exhibit dazzling colours rather than actually turning white when they suffer what we refer to as c...
Destructive starfish is delicious to some
Research reveals potential for fish to save the reef.
Crown-of-thorns starfish, the scourge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, may have more natural predators than we thou...
Marine life struggling to breathe free
Study highlights another impact of global warming.
Studies off the west coast of North America add to a growing body of evidence that the ability to breathe will shift ...
Boosting coral heat resistance
Assisted algal adaptation may help fight bleaching.
Australian scientists may have found a way to help corals become more tolerant to warmer waters by fast-tracking heat...
For coral reefs, more is less
Increases in big fish could lead to ecosystem collapse.
The story of coral reef bleaching ramifications continues to unfold with an international study revealing the long-te...
Seafood to die for
These fish use their spines to fight off seals.
For most of us, that’s a question about money. But what if the cost were actual pain, injury and death? For some seal...
Lionfish quite at home in the Mediterranean
Invasive species has spread quickly.
The rise and rise of the lionfish (Pterois miles) is a timely reminder that threats to the world’s marine environment...
How to beat bleaching
How corals get their food may determine which survive.
You’d have thought that the ability to produce your own food was a handy trait in any circumstance – and here we’re n...
3D-printed coral better than the real thing
Study suggests it provides more fertile ground for algae growth.
Scientists have 3D printed coral-inspired structures they say are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic...
Bomb tests help reveal whale shark’s age
Scientists measure radioactive signature in vertebrae rings.
Scientists say they now know how old whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) can get, thanks in no small part to the radioacti...