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Dolphin

Dolphin Talk

With their large brains dolphins have many factors in common with humans and great apes. Dolphins communicate primarily audibly. Whilst the sounds...
seahorse mating

Male seahorse pregnancy as complex as females’

New research by Dr Camilla Whittington and her team at the University of Sydney has found male seahorses don't just carry the developing babies...
sperm whale

Underwater robots reveal habits of endangered whales

Not all humans are morning people. Neither, according to a new study, are all sperm whales - at least when it comes...
palmyra sharks

Sharks  ‘extinct’  on 20% of world’s reefs

But hope lies in key conservation measures.Though many people find them intimidating, menacing or just plain scary, sharks...
tiger shark

Revealed: Tiger sharks’ travels and preferred hangouts in the Gulf of Mexico

Like other highly migratory sharks, tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) often cross international boundaries. Scientists now know exactly where they like to go...
golden trevally

Creature of the Month: Golden Trevally

The young fish like to seek out large animals like sharks, groupers and dugongs for protection, acting as pilot fish.
Oceanic whitetip shark at Elphinstone reef by Alexander Vasenin

Urgently needed protection granted to Oceanic Whitetip Shark

There was a vital conservation win for a critically endangered species of shark this week at the 13th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of...
California Sheephead

Sex-changing fish recover more quickly from over-fishing

People eat a lot of fish. Different sex-changing fish can follow several signals that prompt them to change sex. Some change from female to male at a fixed size or age. Often, fisheries will only harvest fish over a certain size. This means catching more males because they are usually bigger, which then skews the population towards female. Not enough males are then available to fertilise all the eggs produced by the females.
Christmas Tree Worms

The Wonderful World of Christmas Tree Worms

Colourful Christmas tree worms are captivating during any dive, adding a touch of festive magic to coral reefs around the world. A wonderful miniature water woodland.
Sea fan

New danger for sea fans in warming seas: Metal pollution

Metals like copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses a threat to soft coral sea fans, especially in warming...