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Almost all the growth in global squid fishing has happened in unregulated waters, meaning fishing crews aren’t subject to conservation or marine management programs.
DNA analysis is beginning to reveal how wrong the long-accepted evolutionary tree is.
Don’t call them tentacles: An octopus has eight arms.
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With nine brains, blue blood and a talent for camouflage, the octopus is one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea.
The fossil is the oldest known vampyropod to date.
Female elephant seals take seven-month feeding trips during which they balance danger, starvation and exhaustion.
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.
Our robot is inspired by the common moon jellyfish.
The new underwater robots successfully mimic the sea’s most efficient swimmers.
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We recorded the largest number of bigfin squids ever seen in one area. Before this, this rather elongated creature had only been spotted a dozen times across the globe.
Fossil remains indicate these birds had a wingspan of over 20 feet.
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous ‘toothed’ bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Robson, 1925, collected 2008, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Gift of the Ministry of Fisheries, 2007. Te Papa (M.190318)
Colossal squid have eyes the size of soccer balls, and can weigh up to 700kg. That’s a lot of calamari!
Elusive and mysterious by nature, ordinary people are revealing the secrets of the UK’s octopuses.
In 2012 scientists succeeded in filming for the first time ever a giant squid in its natural habitat.
Searching for animals thought to be extinct – or fictional – is difficult, painstaking and often disappointing. But new technology like drones offer hope of a boom in biological discovery.
A new study shows cephalopods edit messages from their DNA, allowing them to adapt faster to their environment.
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Cephalopods are able to adapt rapidly to changing conditions.
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The myth of a monstrous giant squid prowling the oceans has persisted for centuries but scientists have been able to reveal the truth behind the stories.
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Eyes and wings are among the most stunning innovations evolution has created. Remarkably these features have evolved multiple times in different lineages of animals. For instance, the avian ancestors of…
In the featureless open ocean, perceiving distance can often prove an issue for divers and marine animals alike. A recent…
The sexual activity of the southern bottletail squid involves choosy females eating losers’ ejaculate.
In romantic circles, reproduction is viewed as a harmonious venture between the sexes. After all, if you aim to produce the best offspring possible, wouldn’t it also be best to cooperate with your partner…
New insights have been made into how male southern bottletail squids produce the greatest number of offspring. The female…
In order to pass on their genes, southern dumpling squids engage in up to three hours of mating with each partner, which…