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
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
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
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?
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
The mantis shrimp are not your ordinary shellfish, these colourful crustaceans rival sharks as the most deadly predators in the ocean. They have several incredible abilities that not only amaze scientists but are inspiring next generation technologies. Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it’s… a shrimp? Now I know what you’re thinking … More Super-powered shrimps
Deep at the bottom of the sea lies one of the most probable locations for the origin of life on Earth… hydrothermal vents. But what are they? How could they have created life? And what does it mean for life in our solar system? It is a fact that at some point in our history … More Hydrothermal vents, abiogenesis and life in the solar system