Marine life

  • Seismic singing

    Loud and clear fin whale calls could be used for surveys of Earth’s undersea crust.

    The songs of fin whales can be used to survey the ocean crust, international researchers have just discovered. Fin...

    Marine life February 12, 2021
  • Tropical or temperate?

    Study highlights competing impacts of warm waters and acidification.

    Warming waters and ocean acidification could have opposing effects on the movements of tropical fish, according to a ...

    Oceans February 9, 2021
  • Video

    Quick claw

    This tiny amphipod can snap its claws at dizzying speeds.

    Scientists have just discovered one of the fastest and most energetic motions on the planet – and it’s not what you t...

    Marine life February 9, 2021
  • Climate change could make sexier fish

    But it’s not all good news in our future oceans.

    Of all the impacts climate change could have on marine life, scientists have discovered that some fish adapt by devel...

    Marine life January 25, 2021
  • The wonders of seagrasses

    They help fight marine plastic pollution, study finds.

    Marine ecosystems are incredible. Although they’ve been besieged by plastic – among many other human-generated challe...

    Marine life January 15, 2021
  • Fish, undammed

    Ingenious tube systems could reconnect ailing fish populations.

    You wouldn’t be a freshwater fish for quids in this world. As human culture and ingenuity has progressed, the cons...

    Marine life January 7, 2021
  • Humans have dogs, damselfish have shrimp

    We may not be only species to domesticate others.

    Researchers have discovered that a species of coral fish uses shrimp to help fertilise its algae farms, which, they s...

    Marine life December 15, 2020
  • Magazine

    Do fish dream?

    Research certainly suggests they’re self aware.

    By James Bradley A century ago the German biologist Jakob von Uexküll coined the term umwelt – literally “surround...

    Marine life December 9, 2020
  • Scientists go fishing for fish DNA

    eDNA reveals species abundance as well as variety.

    It seems you can tell how many fish there are in the sea (or at least a part of it) from what they leave behind. I...

    Marine life December 8, 2020
  • Genes help some coral cope with low oxygen

    Researchers study varied stress susceptibility on reefs.

    Low oxygen levels in the ocean prevent coral from respiring properly and could be as much of a threat to the world’s ...

    Marine life November 18, 2020
  • Conversation

    Sea sponge with quite a story to tell

    Unravelling a very old mystery of evolution.

    By Emily S Wong, UNSW, Australia Many human traits, such as height and disease susceptibility, depend on genes tha...

    Nature November 16, 2020
  • Rare Bigfin Squid in Australian waters

    Scientists record some striking footage.

    Australia is home to a host of weird and wonderful creatures, and now it can add the rare Bigfin Squid to its invento...

    Marine life November 12, 2020
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