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...
This shark often goes deep for a feed
Great white’s choice of diet surprises scientists.
The dorsal fin above water causes the average Australian’s heart to flutter, but the great white shark (Carcharodon c...
When naughty fish get the food
Disorder in the shoal may reap rewards for some.
An element of unruly adventure helps some fish in the quest for a feed, new research suggests, which may explain why ...
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...