Marine Biology

Timelapse of swarming monster worms and sea stars

Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh.

Why do whales and humans have such long menopause?

Long menopause allows killer whales to care for sons.

Dancing chromatophores

Music has the ability to get these pigmented cephalopod cells moving to the beat.

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

Colour-changing robot inspired by octopus

The cephalopod’s impressive camouflage led scientists to create a rubbery new robot.

It’s a small world

Australian dolphins form a subculture

Bottlenose dolphins display the first evidence of animal grouping based on mutual interests.

Sea anemone venom as autoimmune disease treatment

A compound found in anemone venom could soon be the first line treatment for people with multiple sclerosis. 

Antarctica under threat

Heavy mating has a cost

The dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica) mates for up to three hours and cannot return to peak physical form for up to 30 minutes.

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