marine life

  • Shark-bait tourism

    Wildlife tourism is the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, bringing in billions of do...

    Three hours off the coast of South Australia, in the remote and rugged Neptune Islands, white sharks gather. These...

    Marine life November 26, 2021
  • The physics of porpoises

    When it comes to catching prey, porpoises really use their heads.

    Porpoise sonar is one of many enduring mysteries surrounding porpoises Are they really as happy as they seem? Are the...

    Physics October 21, 2021
  • Anthropocene: the musical

    In sonic terms, Earth’s waters have segued from classical to hip-hop.

    Since the (first) Industrial Revolution, the soundscape of the ocean has been undergoing a drastic revolution too. No...

    Earth February 4, 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
  • 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...

    Features November 16, 2020
  • Citizen Science

    Keeping track of moving marine life

    Let Redmap know if you see something out of place.

    Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about citizen science in Australia. This week, we talk to Gretta P...

    Citizen Science September 14, 2020
  • When sea anemones behave like plants

    If they overeat, they put on tentacles.

    The number of tentacles, or arms, that a sea anemone has depends on how much food it has eaten, researchers have disc...

    Marine life September 3, 2020
  • Life in the sediment is very low energy

    It even raises questions about what constitutes life.

    Micro-organisms buried in ocean sediment can survive on less energy than has ever been shown to support any form of l...

    Marine life August 11, 2020
  • Angelfish are clever breeders

    Hybridisation isn’t limited to closely related species.

    Natural hybridisation isn’t uncommon among marine life. Two different species often mate and produce hybrid offspring...

    Marine life August 6, 2020
  • These fish are full of surprises

    Scientists discover immune adaptations thought impossible.

    Deep-sea anglerfishes are not only incredibly ugly, with bizarre ways of reproducing and luring prey; they have now s...

    Marine life August 1, 2020
  • How some marine species navigate

    Two studies shine a light on different behaviours.

    The way marine animals navigate has long fascinated scientists. Now, two new tracking studies have highlighted some c...

    Marine life July 17, 2020
  • 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...

    Marine life June 23, 2020
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