Getting tied up in knots is something this fish take really seriously – the hagfish (Myxini) turns itself into a marine pretzel to twist its prey to pieces. But wait, there’s more. The hagfish is also covered in slime. This icky substance...Read More Conservation Grapevine
Found at depths of more than 30m below the waves live tiny ocean crustaceans known as sea sapphires. Looking like dancing microscopic disco balls they all but disappear when surfacing to feed. Their signature dazzle is derived from tightly pa...Read More Conservation Grapevine
Researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia are creating virtual maps of coral reefs aimed at precisely modelling how the structure has been altered by environmental change. The idea is to use 3D printing technology to create prosthe...Read More Conservation Grapevine
Elephant Seals can hold their breath for up TWO HOURS! But how? Well, seals have more blood in their bodies than any other animal and, since oxygen is stored and carried around the body in blood, it allows them to hold their breath for an extra long time.