New research combines cutting-edge engineering with animal behaviour to explain the origins of efficient swimming in nature’s underwater acrobats: seals and sea lions.
This newly discovered ancient monk seal is challenging previous theories about how and where monachine seals evolved. It’s the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution research in about 70 years.
This new study describes an unlucky fur seal found with severe injuries, revealing how predators sometimes pay the ultimate price for their food when targeting dangerous prey.
Clapping underwater takes real strength. But wild grey seals can do it, to warn off competitors and attract potential mates.
Fossilised bones discovered in New Zealand reveal an extinct penguin which may have been the largest to ever live, around the same height as an average man.