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Researchers from James Cook University have investigated how environmental conditions can be linked to dispersal and movement patterns in coral reef fish. Their study showed that fish retreat to deeper water to escape warm water temperatures, a finding that throws light on what to expect if predictions of ocean warming come to pass. The redthroat emperor fish was the chosen species […]

A researcher from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography has discovered a never-before seen anglerfish species living in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Tracey Sutton, Ph.D., is one of NSU’s experts on deep-sea life and he teamed up with Theodore Pietsch, Ph.D. from the University of Washington to formally […]

Divers off the coast of Turkey recently stumbled across a 4-meter wide gelatinous mass floating in the water column, which they soon discovered to be a massive ball of squid eggs. The egg-mass was spotted 22 meters deep, off Fethiye, a Mediterranean town on the coast of Turkey. The diaphanous sphere studded with tiny white eggs was probably […]

Researchers in Southeast Alaska have broken the record for the longest re-sighting of a humpback whale. On July 12, researchers aboard a ship called the Northern Song spotted a humpback in Frederick Sound, Alaska. To the crews amazement, they soon recognised the humpback to be none other than a whale named ‘Old Timer’, an individual that has been renowned in the […]

A combination of elevated carbon dioxide levels and an increase in ocean water temperature, both of which are factors associated with climate change, has a significant impact on survival and development in certain Antarctic fish species, a new study has shown. Scientists at University of California Davis and San Francisco State University assessed the effects of near-future […]

A new study has revealed that Caribbean spiny lobsters have developed behaviours to reduce disease transmission, through creating ‘safe havens’ where they can avoid infected individuals. The study, co-authored by Associate Professor Don Behringer of the University of Florida, showed that the species uses a form of ‘behavioral immunity’ to prevent the spread of the PaV1 virus. […]

Species’ ranges are shifting globally in response to the warming climate and marine organisms that have large ranges are extending their territories further and faster in response, a new study suggests. The new research conducted by the University of Southampton and an international team of scientists has shown that, as expected, species that have large latitudinal ranges are able […]