The Year in Ocean Science
This week, we take a dive beneath the waves to look back at the last year in Ocean science. We call in on deep sea microbes, spawning corals and even a seahorse surgery. Plus we hear how the Census of Marine Life all got started and find out about some very strange marine creatures with sex organs on their heads...
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Discovery of why barnacle larvae kick and wriggle could pave the way towards environmentally-friendly anti-fouling chemicals to keep boat hulls free from hitchhikers.
Scientists have solved an echinoderm conundrum by uncovering a starfish that stays forever young
The world's largest aggregation of whale sharks has been found off the Mexican coast
A major landmark in ocean science was reached in October 2010 with the completion of the world’s first Census of Marine Life. It was 10 years in the making, involved hundreds of scientists all across the globe who joined forces to take on the enormous challenge of discovering a...
How do marine microbes cope with extreme life in the deep sea? And how do scientists study these challenging environments?
Breeding seahorses in captivity to supply aquariums aims to help reduce pressure on wild populations.
Coral reefs have evolved a spectacular solution to the problem of having sex while being rooted firmly to the seabed.
Over the past year, we’ve met up with lots of marine experts to talk about their work. To delve a little bit deeper into their devotion to the oceans, we asked them to tell us: if they were a marine critter, which one would they be and why? We have some really great answers a...