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Geometric Moray Eel is Creature of the Month

The Geometric moray has a long body with one continuous fin along its back. Like other morays it has elongated nostrils. You can...
Tiger Shark

Shark loss hits global ecosystems

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses, according to...

Crabs feel and remember pain

New research published by a Queen's University academic has shown that crabs not only suffer pain but that they retain a memory of it.The...
Nematostella

Venomous sea creatures change their venom recipe often

Venomous sea creatures often change their venom recipe, adapting the potency and recipe of their venom to suit changing predators and aquatic environments.
anchovy

European fish are on the move with increasing temperature

We all have our favourite types of environment and weather.  Some love those warm, sunny days spent on a beach of golden sands.  Some...

GPS signal used for sat-navs could improve knowledge of ocean currents

For the first time sea level has been mapped from space with GPS reflections, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters by...
Lion's Mane Jellyfish by Tim Nicholson

Jellyfish stings: heat better than cold

Jellyfish stings are responsible for more deaths than shark attacks each year. Even “mild” stings can hurt for hours or sometimes days and leave lasting scars. According to some estimates, more than 150 million people are stung by jellyfish each year. New research shows that applying hot packs or immersing in hot water is much better for treating jellyfish stings than cold water which was previously widely recommended.

Marine Robots detect Endangered Whales

Underwater robots detect nine endangered North Atlantic right whales
Xenid pulsating coral

Why does one Soft Coral Pulsate?

Researchers solve some of pulsating soft coral (Xenid) mysteries, but their siestas still unanswered.

How Life on the Surface affects Life on the Seafloor

Analysis of a comprehensive database has revealed strong links between biological productivity in the surface oceans and patterns of biomass and abundance at the...