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Sea snakes drink only freshwater

Sea snakes may slither in saltwater, but they sip the sweet stuff.So concludes a University of Florida zoologist in a paper appearing this month...
Coral Reef

What the oceans do for us: medicine from the sea

Humans are not infallible.  We get sick, we get injured.  Humans are a clever bunch though, and since prehistoric times we have used medicine...

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...

Endangered Bivalve, Pinna nobilis, Recovers Off Italy but Suffers in Greece

Pinna nobilis, the giant bivalve, is endangered. Although in some places it has historically been abundant, there has been a lack of up-to-date information...
Undersea Methane bubbles

Using sound to detect undersea methane might help measure greenhouse gas

Scientists have successfully recorded the sound of methane bubbles from the seafloor, opening the door to using acoustics to identify and measure this important...
Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas

First Evidence of Multiple Paternity in Bull Sharks

A single litter of bull shark pups can have two fathers, say French researchers. The scientists tested the embryos from four bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas)...

Cuckoldry incites cannibalism: Male Fish eat offspring

When a male fish is uncertain that he is the father of a clutch of eggs, he is likely to eat those eggs, according...
Deep sea octopus

Deep sea octopus broods eggs longer than any known animal – 4 years

Deep sea mother octopus looks after eggs for 4 and a half years - breaking records for any animal's brooding period.
Mussel with Byssus threads showing

Glue that stays sticky when wet is inspired by mussels

Using a protein produced by mussels, researchers have created a reversible synthetic glue that not only can bond securely underwater - but also may be turned on and off with electricity.
Deep Sea fish

Deep sea fish remove a million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK and...

Fish living in deep waters on the continental slope around the UK play an important role carrying carbon from the surface to the seafloor. It...