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What’s in a name?

You may have noticed that this blog has a rather bizarre name, surely something silly made up by me you’d think. Well the truth is when I was trying to come up with… Continue reading

Species profile: Flaming Prawn Goby

  The flaming prawn goby (Discordipinna griessingeri) may well just be the most beautifully frustrating fish I’ve ever kept. Without doubt, it is one of the most stunning fish you can get for… Continue reading

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

Rare Sperm Whale Encounter Filmed at a Depth of 600 Metres

Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Texas A&M were recently monitoring natural hydrocarbon seeps in the water column as part of their research, when they came across something incredible that they were not expecting.