12 May, 2022

Source: Earth Island Journal

Author: Claire Hamlett

New research reveals that the ability to make sound is a far more widespread trait among fish than previously thought. It turns out that nearly 29,000 species are likely to have the ability — with big implications for what we know about their lives. The clamor of the underwater world, it turns out, is likely just as diverse as it is in rainforests and wetlands.

Continue reading Fish Can Talk But It’s Getting Harder for Them to Hear

11 April, 2022

Source: Coastal Review

Author: Trista Talton

Tiny, glowing shrimp that live in oceans’ darkest depths are shedding light on how life operates in one of the final frontiers, the deep sea.

“We don’t know very much about the deep sea because it’s incredibly difficult to study,” said Lorian Schweikert, an assistant professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “A really good place to start is by looking at vision, light and vision and that’s because, from what we understand, vision and the detection of light is critical to deep sea survival.”

Continue reading Study of shrimp eyes opens window into life in the deep sea

7 April, 2022

Source: Herald

Author: Guy Rogers

Scientists are exploring deep sea refuges, southwest of Gqeberha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, and their importance to the said the site and its importance to the kingklip, a species of cusk eel that occurs along the South African Coast.

Marine biologist Prof Kerry Sink said that the kinglips unusual “drumming” method of communication underlined the need for progressive new thinking about underwater noise pollution from activities like offshore gas and petroleum seismic surveys.

Continue reading Protect kingdom of the kingklip, scientist urges