A chemical refined from the blue, copper-based blood of horseshoe crabs helps identify contaminants in medical equipment inserted into humans.
That smell you detect after it rains is part of a chemical language between bacteria and animals.
When offspring become more "costly" to make, mothers make fewer of them. And these offspring start life with fewer energy reserves.
While many surveys show the numbers of wildlife falling, there is good news for some species – including pondskaters and various mosses and lichen.
Rivers are shaped by storms, floods, humans and... aquatic invertebrates.
Honeybees are good at maths, but it was thought they could only count to four. That is, unless you present them with a task in which they are punished with a bitter-tasting drink for getting it wrong.
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth's threatened species.
When we build marinas, ports, jetties and coastal defences we introduce hard structures that weren’t there before, and which reduce the amount of sunlight hitting the water.
A recent report warned that insects 'could vanish by the end of the century'. Here's why that would cause a collapse of nature.
The marine creature amphioxus allows scientists to explore some of the steps that took place as simple creatures evolved to become complex animals.
Pharmaceuticals were found in every invertebrate sampled from six Melbourne streams - including a waterway in a national park.
Biologists are finding new evidence that these ocean invertebrate grazers don't just ingest whatever they catch. They can actually be picky eaters – and their choices might influence ocean food webs.
Snail shells appear to be part of the creatures' immune system.
Climate change is set to expand Antarctica's ice-free area, potentially helping native species to flourish but also paving the way for invasive species to gain a foothold.
I'm an edible invertebrate ... get me away from there.
Bigger gardens and more greenery encourages insect diversity, some of which finds its way indoors.
Springtails are found in every habitat except the oceans.
Silverfish have disappeared from our homes as book-bindings - their favourite food - have improved.
Huntsman spiders deserve a place alongside koalas and kangaroos as iconic Australian wildlife.
Be thankful you aren't a male redback spider.