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World's largest clam species is most threatened mollusc

A worldwide study of giant clams have found that the world’s largest clam species -the Tridacna gigas - is the world’s most threatened mollusc.

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Eagles Nest access news

It is unofficially regarded in the cave diving community as "a very advanced dive". The minimum qualification to dive this site is a Full Cave certification, a Trimix ticket and the diver should have appropriate experience with deep cave dives.

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Brittle star shows the way to tougher ceramics

The brittle star appears to hold the key to stronger ceramics. The brittle star can be found in coral reefs and has hundreds of focal lenses on its body. These powerful calcite lenses serve as its eyes.

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Seals feel stressed in presence of sharks

Being a seal swimming in the ocean surrounded by great white sharks is definitely stressful. In a three-year study, researchers sought to find out whether living in high-stress conditions can have an impact on the seal population.

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Why not all sharks are sleek and streamlined

After studying the body composition of 32 shark species, a team of researchers has concluded that sharks have managed to evolved different physical attributes based on the ecosystems they live in.

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Why you won't find sea snakes in the Atlantic

With a flattened tail, sea snakes are good swimmers and spend all of their lives in the water. Since they don't have gills, they have to come up to the surface for air to breathe.

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More efficient to use drones to study leopard seals

Researchers have discovered that it is more efficient to use drones to study leopard seals, compared to the traditional method of physically catching them.

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Bacteria and microbes in underwater cave feed on methane

When exploring the underwater flooded cave passages within the Ox Bel Ha cave network in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, researchers discovered that methane is an important food source for the bacteria and other microbes there; in fact, they are the f

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Sharks : Supernatural Delight

The best studies of wild animals are those in which the ethologist researcher manages to be accepted into the animal community.

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Merlin | The Mind of a Sea Turtle

While the intelligent awareness and emotional nature of our pets is accepted increasingly in our society, a strong prejudice lingers against the idea that animals considered 'cold' and 'low,' such as fish, amphibians and reptiles, could be sent

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How fear of sharks can influence seaweed growth

A new study by scientists from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences describes how the presence of sharks has helped shape shallow reef habitats in the Pacific.

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Seagrass essential to fishing industry

Admittedly, the idea of protecting seagrass is not as “glamorous” as protecting the rainforest, but this marine vegetation is essential to both marine life and humans.

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Molting bowhead whales rub themselves on rocks to exfoliate

A study published recently in the PLOS ONE journal describe how bowhead whales were observed engaging in behaviour that promoted exfoliation of molting skin.

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Blue whales become "left-handed" when they hunt

Most animals tend to be "right-handed" or they tend to favour the right side when they go about their normal activities. Called lateralisation bias, this refers to a preference for using a specific side of the body, be it the right or left.

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How a school of fish moves as one

We’ve all seen those huge schools of fish that move as one and coordinate their movements so perfectly.

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Vietnam says no to dolphin park

Plans for a proposed dolphin park to be built in Da Nang in Vietnam has been scrapped.

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