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Coryphella browni

Creature of the Month: Nudibranch, Coryphella browni

The nudibranch, or sea slug, is one of my favourite animals to spot underwater. They are often colourful little creatures, advertising their toxicity...

Greater Risk to Loggerhead Turtles from Longline Fishing

Researchers studying Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta, have found that most adult turtles forage in the open ocean, with only the very largest foraging in...

Creature of the Month: Tube Sponge, Acervochalina sp

With their varied colours and intricate shapes, spongesadd beauty to the reef or rock. Some sponges aregreenish, violet or pinkish in colour because...
Trevaille

Creature of the Month: Trevally

Trevallys are large silvery fishes with forked tails. They are fast-swiming predators of the waters above the reef and in the open sea. The species...

New Hammerhead Shark Found

When the genetic make-up of globally distributed marine species are studied, it is often found that there are significant differences between populations. The differences...

Butterfly Fish Grow Fastest in First Year

Orange-face butterflyfish, Chaetondon larvatus, are common in the central Red Sea from Hurghada south. They feed exclusively on table coral (Acropora) where they...

Movements of whale sharks tagged at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) aggregate seasonally (March-June) to feed in coastal waters off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. According to research published in the...

NASA Helps Researchers Diagnose Coral Bleaching at Great Barrier Reef

An international team of scientists are working at a rapid pace to study environmental conditions behind the fast-acting and widespread coral bleaching currently plaguing...

Cyclone Larry Benefits Barrier Reef Corals

Cyclone Larry, which has hit Queensland, has done little physical damage to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and may even do it some good. Ove...
Fire Coral

Stinging Fire Coral

Fire corals are so called because of their powerful stinging hairs or nematocysts. These are used primarily for defence against fish like parrotfish...