The design for a new onshore whale watching venue inside the Arctic Circle has just been revealed. ‘The Whale’ aims to help change whaling practices in Norway by giving people a chance to fall in love with the majestic animals. Situated 300km inside the Arctic Circle, on one of Norway’s most northern islands, the town … More The Arctic attraction hoping to change whaling opinions in Norway
Researchers in Japan have discovered a new species of amphipod living behind the gills of a captive whale shark. It is the first of its kind to ever be found living inside such a large animal and has seriously surprised some scientists. The mouth of the world’s largest fish might not seem like the most … More New species of crustacean discovered in a whale shark’s mouth
In a breath-taking new video scuba divers accidently stumble upon a massive squid egg sac. The floating gelatinous orb is a rare sight in the ocean and very little is known about them. So just how is this mesmerizing structure formed and why? Time and again wonders of the ocean are discovered and filmed that … More Mesmerizing gelatinous ‘orb’ houses thousands of baby squids
In a beautiful new video an octopus named Heidi can be seen rapidly changing between multiple colours and patterns as she hangs suspended in a deep sleep. But does this fascinating behaviour mean she is dreaming? It is safe to say that marine biologist David Scheel has a rather unique house guest living in a … More Sleeping octopus shows off spectacular colour changes, but is it dreaming?
In one of the more bizarre stories of this week a female walrus capsized and sank a Russian Navy landing vessel to protect her calf. Whilst this is admittedly quite funny it also very symbolic of the problems facing walruses across a changing Arctic circle. Last week whilst exploring the Franz Josef Land archipelago a … More Walrus mother sinks Russian Navy ship to protect her calf
A giant mass of pumice rocks are currently floating across the Pacific Ocean from Tonga to Australia following a deep-sea volcanic eruption. The 150km squared ‘life raft’ could bring some much needed support to the Great Barrier Reef as marine animals, including new corals, hitch a ride. On 16th August sailing enthusiasts Michael Hoult … More Giant pumice raft could bring new life to the Great Barrier Reef
White ‘albino’ orcas have historically been one of the rarest sights in our oceans, but an increase in the number of sightings has worried some scientists about the whole species’ future. The bold black and white markings of killer whales are one of the most distinctive sights in the natural world. Therefore the existence of … More White orcas: beautiful anomalies or a worrying trend?
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
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
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