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....
Ultra-black more than a fashion statement
These fish use it to make sure they really can’t be seen.
In the darkness of the deep ocean a single photon of light can expose an animal to predators, so many species have ev...
Using genomes to predict coral bleaching
Reef study finds unique genetic signatures.
Genetic sequencing can reveal evolutionary differences in reef-building corals that may help identify strains that ad...
How some marine species navigate
Two studies shine a light on different behaviours.
The way marine animals navigate has long fascinated scientists. Now, two new tracking studies have highlighted some c...
Warming waters could disrupt fish spawning
Study reveals crucial differences in heat tolerance.
Climate change could force many of the world’s fish species to leave their traditional spawning areas and even affect...
Penguins find an upside to less sea ice
Swimming takes much less effort than walking.
Global warming is undeniably bad for the world’s wildlife, but it may bring a surprising short-term advantage for Adé...
Artificial night sky causes feeding confusion
Research highlights threat to coastal species.
On Sunday, Australian citizen scientists used the longest night of the year in the Southern Hemisphere to get togethe...
Digging deep into jellyfish genomes
Study reveals ecological role and reproduction mechanism.
A hard look at soft jellyfish has revealed more than a few surprises. When biologists from Hong Kong, the US and C...
How coral pick the right dinoflagellates
Researchers explore a delicate marine partnership.
The architecture of coral reefs is built on the symbiotic relationship between the coral and various species of singl...
Some corals flourish, even in the dark
Study suggests depth doesn’t stop them growing.
Deep sea corals may not be as inhibited by a lack of light as scientists had assumed. New research led by the Univ...