Tag Archive: science

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

Manipulating polarisation for a better view

Wow, haven’t I been ignoring this blog for a while?! I have had quite a busy year, and unfortunately blogging took a back seat for a while. In the summer I successfully submitted… 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

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

The Wisdom of Elders in Orca Pods

Orcas are one of only two species other than humans in which females live for many more years following the onset of menopause. Evolutionarily speaking, it doesn’t really make sense for animals to… Continue reading

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

Crittercam Reveals Humboldt Squid Chit Chat

Humboldt squid have long had a reputation as devils of the sea, famed for dragging divers down to their death and cannibalistic decapitations of one another. Many old sea tales turn out to… Continue reading