A proposed new model for turning CO2 absorbed by the oceans back into clean fuels could help end our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce the effects of climate change. The ambitious new technology could be revolutionary but is still theoretical and unproven. So what are its chances of succeeding and how big an impact … More New solar islands could turn oceanic CO2 back into clean fuels
Rare footage of a blanket octopus in the Philippines has captivated marine enthusiasts with an incredible array of colours. But there is a lot more to these amazing animals than meets the eyes. An up-close look at one of the most beautiful and elusive cephalopods around has everyone in awe of their amazing appearance. Commonly … More A rare glimpse at the ‘rainbow’ octopus
To get ready for a new mission to the moon NASA will be returning to the seafloor to try out new lunar technologies and test out potential new recruits. On June 10th a team of aquanauts will embark on a mission to the bottom of the ocean floor to test key technologies and their own … More Using the ocean to prepare for a return to the moon
Marine Madness is now looking for guest submissions to help expand content and give people a chance to share their passion for the oceans and marine life! If you love the sea and have a story to tell about it then Marine Madness is here to help. When I started this blog the intention was … More Contribute to Marine Madness!
Despite only growing to five-inches long the blue-ringed octopus is quite possibly the most deadly cephalopod in the ocean with a toxin 1000 times more potent than cyanide. Named after the psychedelic patterns that appear on their skin when threatened, Blue-ringed octopuses are one of the most colourful cephalopods you will find in the ocean. … More The bright-blue octopus with tiny toxic tentacles
A new type of non-invasive and highly effective electronic tag is beginning to show its true potential. Capable of working up to two kilometres underwater and having almost zero impact on the animal it’s attached to, the ‘marine skin’ could be a game changer. Marine biologists have come a long way when it comes to … More New ‘marine skin’ could revolutionise the study of marine animals
Great white sharks and killer whales are the two most deadly predators in our oceans. But what happens when these killers cross paths and who comes out on top? Great white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, and killer whales, Orcinus orca, are quite possibly the top two when it comes to the most dangerous animals in the … More Great white sharks vs killer whales: who is the ocean’s true top predator?
The sea bunny is one of the most interesting and adorable marine creatures in the ocean. But beneath the fluffy facade lurks an extremely toxic mollusc with super senses. The sea bunny, Jorunna parva, was first discovered off the coast of Japan in 2014. It became something of an internet sensation, particularly in Japan, when … More Meet the ‘bunny rabbits’ of the sea
A whale ancestor with four legs has been discovered from fossils in Peru. The missing link between land and sea animal has provided clues as to how whales returned to living in the oceans after millions of years above the surface. Although whales and dolphins have been swimming around our oceans for millions of years, … More Fossilized four-legged whale discovered in Peru
Taiji may appear to be a charming little fishing village, but it has a dark and violent tradition of hunting dolphins. After being exposed to the world over a decade ago it seems very little has changed despite strong controversy and opposition. To an unsuspecting visitor the traditional architecture, quaint harbour and crystal clear waters … More The Japanese fishing village with blood on their hands