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Minke Whales Should Not be Culled

A new genetic analysis of Antarctic minke whales concludes that population of these smaller baleen whales have not increased as a result of the...

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.
Green Turtle

Warming seas stop turtles basking

Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Naturalists as...
Great white shark

Great White Sharks Live more than 70 Years

Great white sharks may be among the longest-lived fishes. New study finds the shark can live over three times longer than previously estimated, which may mean it is even more vulnerable than thought.
Pacific blue-fin tuna

How warm-bodied tuna hearts keep pumping in killer cold

When tunas dive down to cold depths their body temperature stays warm but their heart temperature can fall by 15 degrees within minutes. The heart is chilled because it receives blood directly from the gills which mirrors water temperature. This clearly imposes stress upon the heart but it keeps beating, despite the temperature change. In most other animals the heart would stop.
SCUBA Fish Count

Silent divers count more fish

SCUBA divers underestimate the amount of life in heavily-fished areas, a study suggests. Scientists from Australia compared fish counts by SCUBA divers—who produce noisy...
Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

Loggerhead turtles home in on nests magnetically

Mother turtles find their way back to nesting beaches by looking for unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to a new study published...
Great white shark

Tags reveal Great White Sharks’ Beat

A tracking study of white sharks in the northeastern Pacific Ocean shows they follow a rigid migration route across the sea, returning to precisely...
Healthy coral reef

How to protect corals from climate change?

The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in...

Seals to keep watch on remote Antarctic glacier

Two species of seals will help keep watch on a huge glacier in West Antarctica that is at risk of collapse.