Fossilized four-legged whale discovered in Peru

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

Super-powered shrimps

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

Meet the sharks that can live for 400 years

The mysterious Greenland shark is the world’s longest living vertebrate species capable of surviving in the deep icy waters of the Arctic for many centuries. But their long lives may be a curse rather than a blessing. Greenland sharks are mysterious and fascinating creatures capable of living extraordinary long lives. Not only are they older … More Meet the sharks that can live for 400 years

O Christmas tree worm, O Christmas tree worm

Despite their comical name and pretty appearance these worms are actually some of the most interesting animals you can find on coral reefs. It’s that time of year again. You’ve picked out your perfect tree brought it home and plastered it in tinsel, baubles and lights. It’s standing in the corner of your living room … More O Christmas tree worm, O Christmas tree worm

The surprising effects of MDMA on octopuses

Despite 500 million years of evolutionary divergence and drastically different physiology octopuses behave in an incredibly similar way to humans when given the party drug MDMA. What do ravers and octopuses have in common? Well as of recently they have both experienced the effects of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. Giving a recreational drug to … More The surprising effects of MDMA on octopuses