Our robot is inspired by the common moon jellyfish.
The new underwater robots successfully mimic the sea's most efficient swimmers.
A glasswing butterfly’s see-through wings help predators see right through them.
Transparency is an evolved characteristic of some species to help them survive, even when predators are staring directly at them.
Tube sponge (Porifera).
Over the past ten years, scientists have argued about what the earliest animal really was.
New Chrysaora from the coast of South Africa.
Global long-term data simply doesn't exist for jellyfish, so scientists struggle to predict, track and mitigate their potential effects.
The world’s smallest frog can fit on a dime.
E.N. Rittmeyer et al. (2012)
Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.
Thousands of Queensland beachgoers have been stung by bluebottle jellyfish in recent months.
Better public awareness about Australian jellyfish is vital, especially as many Aussies head to the beach for likely the last time this Easter.
The irukandji jellyfish, up close.
Source: Lisa Ann Gershwin/AAP
The irukandji jellyfish can be deadly and particularly hard to trace. However, emerging technology offers a solution.
Jellyfish have a lot more going for them than blobby bodies and a sting.
Careful where you step … how best to treat bluebottle jellyfish stings at the beach?
If you're confused about how best to treat a jellyfish sting, you're not alone. Even the experts disagree. So, here's the best advice we have.
A plague, or just an artefact?
How flawed citation practices can perpetuate scientific ideas even before they've been fully established as true.
Inviting, but don’t go in.
Stinger sign image from www.shutterstock.com
Despite a fearsome reputation, it seems Australia's wildlife doesn't scare away tourists.
Is Australia really the most lethal nation on earth when it comes down to it?
There's a simple reason why Australia isn't the most lethal nation in the world.
Jelly invasion: is this a vision of the future for our oceans?
We know a lot about the potential negative effects of ocean acidification on marine creatures. But might some species actually benefit? The answer is yes, but this isn't necessarily a good thing.
An Indo-Pacific Man-o-war, AKA bluebottle, washed up on a beach.
Copyright L Gershwin
Blue bottles have been washing up on beaches lately, but what exactly are they? And are you really supposed to pee on their stings?
Cannonball Jellyfish in the Gulf of California.
Yazmin Flores for GCMP
In a changing climate, ocean populations sometimes rise and fall in unpredictable waves. Scientists, managers and fishers must make economically and ecologically sound decisions based on long-term outlooks.
Take us to your leader.
Billions of small, jellyfish-like creatures known as “by-the-wind sailors” have washed ashore all along the west coast of North America this summer, from southern California to British Columbia. Images…
Elegant and efficient.
Even though a blue whale is much heavier than a tuna, the mammal consumes less energy per unit weight than the fish when…
Thousands of the new Pelagia benovici have been spotted.
A bloom of new jellyfish started appearing in the Gulf of Venice last autumn. They were first detected by a fisherman from Chioggia in north-east Italy when hundreds of the beautiful yellow species filled…
Not an alien.
When I first saw a sea sapphire I thought I was hallucinating. The day had been anything but normal, but this part will always stand out. I had spent the afternoon on a small dingy off the coast of Durban…
An adult Irukandji jellyfish, which vary in size being from as small as your thumb to as large as your palm.
Dr Jamie Seymour
For the people of northern Australia, dangerous jellyfish stings are all too common. But under changing ocean conditions, could more of these dangerous jellyfish be moving farther south along the Queensland…