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
The US military is pumping millions of dollars into researching whether or not a range of marine species could be used as secret spies. The project will determine if the sensory systems of ocean dwellers can be used as a low cost alternative to underwater surveillance equipment. Marine creatures have some of the most powerful … More Marine animals or underwater spies?
A recent report suggests there are only ten vaquita porpoises left in the wild. For decades they have been caught as bycatch in illegal gillnet fisheries targeting a different endangered species of fish. Now the outlook for the ‘little cows’ is very bleak unless drastic action is taken. Hold out your hands in front of … More World’s most endangered marine mammal approaching single figures
On March 15th young people around the world skipped school for the day to protest the handling of climate change by major world nations. The ‘Youth Strike 4 Climate’ has put politicians and sceptics to shame and highlights just how passionate the next generation of humanity really is about protecting their planet. The kids have … More Children take the rest of the world to school on climate change
The gulper eel is an elusive creature of the deep which we know very little about. But incredible footage from a deep sea rover shows the surprising and remarkable behaviour which gives it its name. Also known as the pelican eel and umbrella-mouth gulper, these strange creatures from the deep are capable of a truly … More The amazing transformation of gulper eels
A new technique can speed up coral growth by 25 times by breaking them into tiny little pieces. Discovered accidentally the process could now help replenish coral reefs and protect them from degradation. But how does it work? And why is it so important? Dr David Vaughan was close to retirement several years ago before … More Microfragmentation: how smashing up corals helps them grow faster
A loophole in legislation means one million of tonnes of sludge will be allowed to be dumped on the Great Barrier Reef over the next 10 years. This is an unbelievably big step backwards in efforts to protect the reef. But why is this happening? Who is involved? And how damaging will it be? The … More Company exploits loophole to dump sludge on Great Barrier Reef