That sounds a bit fishy
‘Acoustic enhancement’ may help with reef restoration.
Young fish can be attracted to degraded coral reefs by the sounds of healthy reefs, new research suggests. Australia...
Boats bug whales
Human-generated noise may inhibit communications.
The call of a whale has long been immersed in human cultures. It features in Hawaiian traditional songs such as “Gods...
Tiny brain, but great vision
Scientists discover how mantis shrimp make sense of the world.
The mantis shrimp, a marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, is one of the top predators in coral reefs and other...
Scientists record a blue whale’s heartbeat
Vast range could explain why it’s big, but not bigger.
Scientists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) in the wild and found considerable ex...
More depressing news about anti-depressants
Research highlights impact on fish behaviour.
Australian researchers have found further evidence of the likely impact of fluoxetine, the active ingredient in anti-...
Nemo’s cousins have a way of finding him
Some clownfish make good use of their UV vision.
Clownfish, made famous by the movie Finding Nemo, may have their own secret way of finding friends and anenomes. The...
Whale watchers into published scientists
The recovery of humpback whales in Australian waters.
Every year Australian shores attract both locals and tourists from around the world for the chance to catch a glimpse...
Carbon pumping: in for the krill
The ocean’s real heavyweight is a poorly understood creature.
About 380 million tonnes of Antarctic krill calls the Southern Ocean home and play a vital role in carbon storage and...
Warty octopus dives deep for change
Ocean depth decides the skin texture of cephalopod.
We like to think there’s lots of variety when it comes to human skin – think colour, oiliness, hairiness, wrinkliness...
New solution to weighty issue
Using drones to learn more about large cetaceans.
There’s always been a problem with checking the mass, length and various other characteristics of wild whales. Probl...
Why don’t whales have saliva?
It’s one of several adaptations to aquatic life that involve gene loss.
Research shows that adaptation of terrestrial animals to aquatic environments was as much about losing genes as it wa...
Corals need a lot of help from their friends
Research reveals how reefs depend on microscopic life forms.
New research has supplied unique insights at a genetic level into how corals collaborate with their microscopic partn...