"marine biology" tag

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

Australian fish have high incidence of skin cancer too

Widespread skin cancer has been identified in coral trout species in the Great Barrier Reef.

Australian dolphins form a subculture

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

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.

Coral bleaching causes deadly competition among fish

Some fish turn aggressive when they have to share limited resources.

BPA causes interspecies mating

The hormone-disrupting chemical makes it hard for fish to recognise their own species.

Plenty of fish in the sea

Do all vampires have fangs?

A trip to the Deep Oceans exhibition at the Australian Museum changed our perspective on these alleged neck nibblers.

Sorry molluscs, can’t hide from the mantis shrimp

Researchers are looking at the club of the Peacock mantis shrimp as inspiration for designing strong materials.

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