Marine life

  • Glow-in-the-dark sharks

    Biggest luminescent vertebrate found near NZ.

    What’s cooler than a shark? A glowing shark! Kiwi and Belgian researchers studying sharks off the coast of New Zea...

    Marine life March 2, 2021
  • Why don’t whales get cancer?

    Cetaceans may have more rapidly evolving genes.

    Whales, dolphins and porpoises are the world’s largest and longest-living mammals – and they can resist cancer.  W...

    Health February 25, 2021
  • Netflix and gill: TV for fish

    A UV fish TV reveals how fish see.

    If you are a fish and want to watch TV, this might be the invention for you. Researchers from the University of Qu...

    Marine life February 19, 2021
  • Passing oil pollution from dolphin to calf

    Oil spills affect dolphin health for a decade and counting.

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and subsequent oil pollution have had long-term health effects for dolphins, accordi...

    Marine life February 19, 2021
  • Life below zero

    The Antarctic delivers surprising insights into life and survival.

    Life continues to amaze. Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero, sc...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • 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
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