Coral reefs are truly a sight to behold. Did you know that coral depends entirely on another organism to survive? Well, it’s true– and what’s more, under stressful conditions, corals eject their symbiotic roommates. This is called coral bleaching, because they lose all their glorious colors in the process. Global warming is unfortunately causing severe bleaching events in reefs around the world, especially in the famed Great Barrier Reef.Continue reading “Get your glow on!”
So you want to save a certain marine animal (lets call it a Bob) from extinction. There are many ways to approach this, but setting up a marine reserve to protect all the Bobs from overfishing/pollution/boat collisions in their own environment is a good start. That leads you to a whole set of questions.
Summer 2017 has been one heck of a hurricane season. Continue reading “Extreme weather underwater”
Drones are being used more and more to study hard-to-record behaviour in elusive animals. Recently footage emerged of narwhals wagging their tusks from side to side in an (apparent) attempt to stun prey. Continue reading “Introducing: Narwhals, the fish stunners”
Time to discuss something that links all us animals together: FOOD! Continue reading “The Dolphin Diet!”
Think belugas are super cute? Interested in some armchair research? Continue reading “Beluga Bits citizen science”
Meet the world’s largest fish: the whale shark! Continue reading “Introducing: Whale Sharks”
Bottlenose dolphins are at it again. Their latest antics involve a unique strategy for eating octopus to avoid suffocation. Keep reading to see what they’re up to! Continue reading “How to eat octopus, as told by dolphins”