New Zealand has its own population of blue whales

A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight (STB) between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be...

Mapping movements of ocean creatures great and small

A whale and a turtle differ in size, shape and lifestyle but their patterns of movement are surprisingly similar, reveals the largest collection of...

Brood parasitism in fish

There are other animals besides the cuckoo who smuggle their offspring into another animal's nest. The Synodontis multipunctatus, which occurs in Lake Tanganyika in...

Electronic tags show insights into survival rates of white sharks

The study, "Juvenile survival, competing risks, and spatial variation in mortality risk of a marine apex predator," published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, confirms...

Scientists reveal the invasion route of a small crustacean

Biological invasions are widely recognised as one of the most significant components of global change. Far-reaching and fast-spreading, they often have harmful effects on...

Climate change threatens Marine Protected Areas

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators found that most marine life in Marine Protected Areas will not...

Weeds take over kelp in high CO2 oceans

Weedy plants will thrive and displace long-lived, ecologically valuable kelp forests under forecast ocean acidification, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. Published in...

Rare sharks are no longer in the ‘dark,’ thanks to new species survey method

Previously unobserved shark species swim in areas impacted by humans, reports a new study. The results reveal a greater prevalence of sharks in such...

Balance of thermal energy and low climate stress drive coral species diversity

Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), University of Warwick, and University of Queensland have identified two key factors that create the ideal conditions...

Internal control helps corals resist acidification

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) have found that some...

Young fish no longer hear their way home

Degraded coral reefs are far quieter than five years ago, and no longer sound like a suitable habitat to young fish searching for a...

Reef fish inherit tolerance to warming oceans

In a rapidly changing climate, the decline of animal populations is a very real concern. Today, an international team of researchers report new evidence...

Whale shark logs longest-recorded trans-Pacific migration

Little is known about the world's largest living fish, gentle giants reaching 12 meters (40 feet) in length. Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research...

Are some reefs able to resist coral bleaching?

As scientists and conservationists race to work out the best way to conserve the world's coral reefs, a new study reveals why some reefs...

Human impact on sea urchin abundance

Sea urchin populations are more sensitive to human activities than previously believed, according to a half-century observational study. Researchers found that changing water temperature...