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Slip siding away …

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...

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Published on: 20 November 2017

Open the ocean’s jewellery box and see what’s inside

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...

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Published on: 20 October 2017

3D tech might save the Great Barrier Reef

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...

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Published on: 20 July 2017

DID YOU KNOW?

Weavers

Weavers build nests over ponds using blades of grass. The male builds the nest, then shows off by making noise and hanging upside down from the nest. If his display succeeds, a female will inspect the nest and occupy it