How coral bleaching affects reef fish
Some fascinating but disturbing discoveries have been made.
The Great Barrier Reef is suffering its third mass bleaching event in five years. It follows the record-breaking mass...
Warming waters are altering marine life
Scientists warn of broader ecosystem impacts.
As the world’s oceans have warmed by one degree Celsius since pre-industrial times, there has been a pervasive shift ...
Solar storms linked to stranded whales
Magnetic disruptions make them ‘blind’.
Analysis of grey whale stranding incidents has supported speculations that the migratory mammals rely on a magnetic s...
The algae are sweet, but still they share
Bacteria have different tastes so avoid competition.
This satellite image taken near the island of Heligoland in the German Bight, southern North Sea, shows bacteria (gre...
Where finding fish is easy
Research reveals the diversity of a region known as Rupununi.
Researchers have found more than 450 species of fish in a pocket of northern South America just half the size of Belg...
Revealed: the mystery of stinging water
It’s the mucus of upside-down jellyfish.
People who have experienced stingy, itchy skin from warm coastal waters might be familiar with some of the theories a...
Flashy above the water, but low key below it
Beaked whales evolve a clever way to avoid predators.
A Cuvier’s beaked whale breaching is an impressive sight, but it’s what this guy and his mates were doing below the w...
Thanks, but I’ll wait for the shrimp
Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when dinner looks better.
When it comes to planning the day’s meals, cuttlefish appear to have remarkably sharp cognitive abilities. British r...
Grey seals clap to communicate
Australian-led research makes a surprising underwater discovery.
Have you ever clapped your hands to get someone’s attention? The resulting “crack!” sound is hard to ignore, rising a...
Hey, squid brain
MRI scans provide clues to a crafty camouflage technique.
Australian scientists are one step closer to understanding the camouflage ability of squid, thanks to MRI-based mappi...
We need to look out for sharks
Two studies look at the difficult task of sharing the oceans.
New Australian research highlights the delicate nature of the relationship between humans and sharks. A study of the...
Changes to shark family tree
Four new walking shark species have been discovered.
Four new species of tropical walking sharks are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea. Ye...