Marine life

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    Fishy friends, William Shatner in space and the future of our Solar System – here’s what went on ...

    Fish camouflage better without friends watching Like chameleons of the sea, gobies change colour to hide from pred...

    Marine life October 18, 2021
  • Black Summer fires spawned phytoplankton bloom bigger than Australia

    Smoke from the 2019/20 fires had an unexpected effect in the Southern Ocean.

    Australia’s 2019/20 bushfires were a crisis on an epic scale. Not only did they burn through an estimated 18 million ...

    Climate September 16, 2021
  • Underwater hotels for homeless seahorses

    Researchers have released hundreds of baby endangered seahorses in man-made ocean hotels to boost...

    Wild storms have wrecked seahorse habitats across the Australian east coast. Vast volumes of sand smothered the soft ...

    Australia September 13, 2021
  • How stingrays became such sleek swimmers

    Have you ever wondered why stingrays are one of nature’s most hydrodynamic creatures?

    With their smooth bodies and flexible fins, stingrays are among the slickest swimmers in the sea – but do their protr...

    Core Sciences September 2, 2021
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    Sleepy sheep sex, a 3D-printed tumour and anteaters with backpacks – here’s what you missed in sc...

    Sleepy sheep have better sex For rams, the greatest aphrodisiac might be melatonin, according to a study published...

    Animals August 23, 2021
  • Whale watching from space

    There’s safety in the numbers when wildlife is counted by satellite imagery.

    Scientists are deploying an unlikely tool in the bid to track and monitor whale populations: satellites. Narwhal (...

    Marine life August 5, 2021
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    Australian killer whales, twist-driven electricity and the secrets of centenarians – here’s what ...

    DNA reveals separate populations of killer whales Using two decades’ worth of DNA samples, Flinders University res...

    Australia August 2, 2021
  • Taking aquaculture offshore, beyond the blue horizon

    Putting fish back into the ocean? Not such a crazy idea – and we just might save the planet at th...

    Earth’s oceans are – to use the French idiom – pretty much screwed. From time immemorial we have treated the seas lik...

    Earth July 30, 2021
  • The Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ is melting quickly

    Extreme winds and climate change created a brutal summer in a crucial Arctic wildlife haven.

    Rapid and drastic melting last summer of the area predicted to be the Arctic’s final refuge of ice has been pinned to...

    Climate July 2, 2021
  • Small, but mighty important

    Krill are crucial to the marine ecosystem, and new research being undertaken has the potential to...

    I vividly remember the moment back in Tokyo when I first borrowed an encyclopedia about zooplankton from my primary s...

    Marine life June 11, 2021
  • Giant map of giant kelp forests

    Satellite data shows where kelp is sticking around – and where it needs help.

    A paper published in Communications Earth & Environment has tracked 35 years of satellite data to create a comprehens...

    Australia June 10, 2021
  • Sensitive sea snakes are sexier

    A touching review of how sea snakes mate.

    In honour of World Ocean Day, here’s a nice little story about…sea snakes, sex and sensitive males. Male and fema...

    Australia June 8, 2021
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