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At the mere mention of the name 'jellyfish' most of us imagine shapeless, rubbery and even disgusting creatures. In any case there's something we do not wish to touch. It isn't until we see them under water that they transform into graceful beings. In the course of evolution jellyfish have...Read more

Ocean Ramsey, Hawaiian-born shark expert and conservationist, is arriving in New Zealand on February 8 on a two-week mission to drum up support for sharks. She will work alongside local shark expert Riley Elliott in his research on blue sharks and the two are collaborating on a book due for...Read more

Researchers have discovered the mystery behind the odd-shape of a seahorse's head.

According to the study conducted by researchers at University of...Read more

Lampreys in New Zealand are scarcely ever heard of, and that might be because the secretive eel-like fish are in decline. This video discusses some of the threats lampreys face worldwide.


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Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Dr Edith Widder shares the key insight -- and the teamwork -- that helped to...Read more

Mark Erdmann was involved in the exciting discovery of a new species of “walking” shark, which was announced this week. To learn more about why this discovery...Read more

This is a Lionfish.  Once limited to the Indo-Pacific region, they've invaded the waters of The Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean.  Lionfish eat a lot of young fish and shellfish, and with no predators of their own, there's been a population explosion.

By eating,...Read more

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