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Creature of the Month: Plumose Anemone

Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) occur in large numbers in good diving areas in temperate waters. They comprise a tall, smooth column topped with a...
AUV

Underwater Robots Make Independent Decisions

Submarine robots can act independently, finding and following squid.

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.
Humpback Whale

Humpback Whales Sing for their Supper

Humpback whales work together whilst foraging on the bottom for food – but how do they co-ordinate their behaviour? The answer might be a "tick-tock" song.
brittlestar and searobin

The story of the brittle star and the sea robin

In undersea exploration, you never know when you might witness a moment of unusual creature interaction While conducting the an expedition in Puerto Rico, NOAA's...

New Species of Squid Found

Scientists have discovered a new, large, species of squid in the Indian Ocean. The squid was found during a seamounts cruise in the southern Indian Ocean. Seamounts are typically deep, steep-sided, extinct volcanoes which are extremly important for life in the oceans.
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...
Crustacean

Sex-change crustaceans retain some masculinity

Male crustaceans avoid being completely feminised by pollutant-contaminated seawater as they "lock down" their maleness. New research by scientists at the University of Portsmouth has...

Canada Invests $32 Million in Ocean Science

Canada has the longest coastline in the world. The Government of Canada is to provide $32.8 million in support of Ocean Networks Canada (ONC),...

Killer Whales Die without Chinook Salmon

When you mention killer whales, the image of one ambushing a terrified seal often springs to mind. But there are populations of killer...