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Female elephant seals take seven-month feeding trips during which they balance danger, starvation and exhaustion. Dan Costa

Risk versus reward on the high seas – skinny elephant seals trade safety for sustenance

By measuring how and when elephant seals sleep, researchers were able to figure out how elephant seals change their risk-taking behavior as they gain weight.
A sea cucumber living on the Great Barrier Reef inter-reef seafloor. Kent Holmes/Nature Ecology and Evolution

Life on the hidden doughnuts of the Great Barrier Reef is also threatened by climate change

We are only just beginning to understand the importance of this deep and hidden area of the inter-reef that supports a rich diversity of marine life.
Jeffrey Shima

Under the moonlight: a little light and shade helps larval fish to grow at night

Young fish need to find food to grow, but avoid being eaten themselves. That dance for survival is linked to moonlight, which has implications for fisheries management everywhere.
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Curious kids: how do gills work?

Rather than breathing in and out through the mouth, fish use a one-way system, passing water in one direction over their gills.

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