The Great British Jellywatch Weekend!

This weekend people up and down the country will be taking part in the first ever ‘Great British Jellywatch Weekend’ in an attempt to learn more about the jellyfish surrounding our coastlines. After coming across a human-sized jellyfish whilst diving off the Cornish coast earlier this year, naturalist and broadcaster Lizzie Daly realised there is … More The Great British Jellywatch Weekend!

The ‘salmon cannon’ helping fish to migrate (yes really)

A video of a fish transport system shooting salmon through a pneumatic style tube went viral over the weekend. But the comical contraption actually serves a very important role in helping the fish migrate. Footage of wild salmon flying through the air in plastic tubing has been unleashed onto the internet this weekend, and people … More The ‘salmon cannon’ helping fish to migrate (yes really)

Sleeping with the fishes: the evolution of REM cycles

A new study has revealed that Zebrafish undergo remarkably similar sleep patterns to the REM cycles of humans and other animals. It shows us that sleep is a much bigger part of our evolutionary history than previously thought. Sleep is one of the last great mysteries in the natural world. We know what happens to us … More Sleeping with the fishes: the evolution of REM cycles

The glow-in-the-dark shark that fits in your pocket

A team of researchers have identified a new species of pocket shark in the Gulf of Mexico. The unusual elasmobranch sheds light on just how little we really know about our deep oceans. For all those people who still think sharks are bloodthirsty monsters of the deep, look away now. The newly discovered pocket shark … More The glow-in-the-dark shark that fits in your pocket

Sargassum blooms: the Atlantic’s algae nightmare

Last summer a record bloom of sargassum seaweed stretched almost 9000km across the entire Atlantic Ocean. It normally plays an important role in helping protect marine life but a drastic increase is now threatening the species it used to support. But what is it? Why is there so much of it? And what’s the big … More Sargassum blooms: the Atlantic’s algae nightmare

The first ever recording of the rarest whale song on the planet

For the first time ever scientists have recorded the song of the North Pacific right whale, believed to be the rarest species of their kind. With just a few hundred individuals left in the wild, just how did they manage to record it? And most importantly, what does it sound like? Whale songs are often … More The first ever recording of the rarest whale song on the planet

New fossil uncovers a ‘sea monster’ of epic proportions

One of the largest fossils of its kind has been uncovered in an impressive discovery in Antarctica. It has shown us that the marine world before the extinction of the dinosaurs may have been even more weird and wonderful than it is today. On a small desolate island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula … More New fossil uncovers a ‘sea monster’ of epic proportions