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Conger Eel

Conger Eel is the Creature of the Month

The massive Conger Eel grows to almost 3 m (10 ft) long, the females often being bigger than the males. At night they hunt fish and crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. In spite of this divers often see crustaceans sharing a hole with a conger. Congers breed only once in their lives, at between 5 and 15 years of age. They migrate to deep water to spawn – some sources say as deep as 4000 m.
Seahorse app

App Helps Seahorse Research

Marine conservationists have launched a smartphone app in the hope of discovering new information about some of the ocean’s most mysterious and threatened animals...
Three-Sport Dascyllus and clownfish

Creature of the Month is the Threespot Dascyllus

If you have dived in the Red Sea, Indian or Eastern Pacific Ocean, you will probably have seen shoals of these small black fish....
Tompot Blenny

Creature of the Month is the Charming Tompot Blenny

A large mouth, eyes set high on the head and its tufted tentacles above each eye give the Tompot Blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) a comical appearance. A much smaller fringed tentacle is positioned on the nostril beneath each eye.
robotics, seahorse

Seahorse Armour Gives Insight Into Robotic Designs

The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San...
Gulf of California map

Seabird diets provide early warning of fishery declines

The proportions of sardines and anchovies in the diet of pelicans, gulls and terns in spring, can signal the need to reduce fishing efforts in the ensuing season and prevent a fisheries collapse.
Tuna

Fiji achieves her first certified sustainable tuna fishery

Fiji achieves first sustainable tuna fishing award, the fourth country in the South Pacific to do so.

Mercury releases contaminate ocean fish

Scientists say mercury released into the air and then deposited into the oceans contaminates seafood that is eaten by people across the world. Over...

Corals call for fish aid when attacked by Seaweed

Corals in the genus Acropora generate much of the structural complexity upon which coral reefs depend, but they are susceptible to damage from toxic seaweeds. Acropora nasuta minimises this damage by chemically calling goby fishes who within minutes start chomping on the seaweed.
Crown butterflyfish, Chaetodon paucifasciatus

Crown Butterflyfish is Creature of the Month

Crown Butterflyfish (Chaetodon paucifasciatus) is an indicator species of healthy hard coral.