Category Archive: science

Conservation Physiology: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Protecting Species

The way in which an animal moves is essential to its survival. Hunting, escaping, migrating and mating are all made possible through the various locomotor strategies that animals employ. As a biomechanist, I… Continue reading

Visualising the Footprints of Ocean Swimmers

Dr Kakani Katija is a bioengineer who works as a postdoctoral fellow at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Her work involves the study of how marine organisms interact with their environment, more specifically, she… Continue reading

Researchers get closer to Sharks with REMUS SharkCam

  Dramatic footage of great white sharks attacking an underwater camera has recently gone viral across the internet. Filmed in 2013, the videos give a glimpse into the underwater  hunting techniques employed by… Continue reading

Octopus vanishes into DIY quicksand home

I have a great interest in anything and everything that exists within the ocean, I do however have a particular fascination with cephalopods. Their uncanny ability to blend into their environment is often… Continue reading

Deep Ocean Explorer Captures Videos of Interesting and Unusual Creatures

Supported by the National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of their research vessels, the Okeanos Explorer focuses its efforts on deep see exploration for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge. Its… Continue reading

Snorkeler Gets Caught in Manta Ray Somersault

Researcher Josh Stewart of Manta Trust got a surprise whilst trying to capture a photo ID of a passing manta ray recently.

Keeping Track of Lydia, the 2000 lb Great White

I recently came across the OCEARCH research organisation whilst searching the web, and it peaked my interest so much that I thought I would share it on here.

Goblin Shark Caught off Australian Coast

Goblin sharks are perhaps not the first species that comes to mind when you think about the creatures of the ocean. These unusual beasties are not as easy on the eye as some of… Continue reading

The Perplexing Problem of the Pulsing Xenia

The mysteries surrounding the pulsing of the much loved soft corals belonging to family Xeniidae is something that has intrigued me ever since I first got into this hobby. From reading many peoples… Continue reading

Sneaky Octopus Takes to Land to Snatch Lunch

Octopus have long been heralded as amazing creatures. Capable of stunning camouflage and problem solving skills that demonstrate that they are in a class of their own in the invertebrate world. Still, you… Continue reading