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Research has discovered that octopuses can ‘see’ with their skin

Octopodes (yes, that’s right ) are one of the most fascinating species on the planet. With three hearts, eight arms and blue blood, there are many intriguing facts about these…

An in depth look at one of nature’s deepest lurkers: the gulper eel

Gulper eels (Eurypharynx pelecanoides) are fascinating creatures, found in the depths of temperate and tropical oceans around the globe at depths from 500 m to 7,625 m. The gulper eel…

Getting lobsters high before death may be more humane

Lobster tanks are not known for being the most comfortable place for lobsters. In fact, studies have shown that most crustaceans, including lobsters, experience stress and pain that can be…

The uncertainty of deep sea mining

Deep sea mining (DSM) is a relatively new mineral retrieval process that takes place on the ocean floor. Ocean mining sites are usually situated around large areas of polymetallic nodules…

Chasing Coral: chilling dystopian footage that is unfortunately very real

Visualise masses of coral in striking shades of fluorescent blue, neon pink and radiant emerald stretching out as far as the eye can see. Now visualise these corals turning white,…

Prof. Murray Roberts talks on the deep seas

When was the last time you thought about the deep sea, that mysterious place we know less about than the surface of the moon? Despite being surrounded by it on…