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...
The brilliance of bioluminescence
Seeing dolphins swim in a new light.
One of the largest migrations on earth takes place in the ocean every night. Billions of tiny marine organisms kno...
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...
New species of sea snake discovered
Western Australian coasts are a hot spot for diversity.
A new species of turtle-headed sea snake has been discovered in Western Australia, bringing the total number of speci...
What causes equatorial marine biodiversity?
It’s not higher predation as popularly thought.
The puzzle of what factors create rich biodiversity towards the equator has captivated ecologists as far back as Darw...
How coral bleaching affects reef fish
Some fascinating but disturbing discoveries have been made.
The Great Barrier Reef is suffering its third mass bleaching event in five years. It follows the record-breaking mass...
Warming waters are altering marine life
Scientists warn of broader ecosystem impacts.
As the world’s oceans have warmed by one degree Celsius since pre-industrial times, there has been a pervasive shift ...
Solar storms linked to stranded whales
Magnetic disruptions make them ‘blind’.
Analysis of grey whale stranding incidents has supported speculations that the migratory mammals rely on a magnetic s...
The algae are sweet, but still they share
Bacteria have different tastes so avoid competition.
This satellite image taken near the island of Heligoland in the German Bight, southern North Sea, shows bacteria (gre...
Where finding fish is easy
Research reveals the diversity of a region known as Rupununi.
Researchers have found more than 450 species of fish in a pocket of northern South America just half the size of Belg...