This past week I had the pleasure of listening to Kate Furby (@seakaterun) from Scripps Institute of Oceanography talk about her research on the Zombie…View More Zombie Coral Apocalypse
You might be surprised to learn that an ingredient in some skin crèmes is coral, or more accurately coral extract. More specifically, Pseudopterosin A is…View More By trying to look sexier you may be ruining sex for corals.
In the third or, um, sixth Star Wars movie, Emperor Palpatine finally reveals himself as the evil Sith lord Darth Sidious when he orders the…View More Execute order 66
Coral reefs are famous for their beautiful colours, but in fact when I visit them I am usually surprised how colourful reefs AREN’T. Most healthy…View More TGIF – The spectacular fluorescent colours of Coral Reefs
Science is about discovery, observation and understanding, but it doesn’t always proceed smoothly and inexorably towards success. Real science, especially RealBiology®, is often messy and…View More Notes from the field: Mexico whale shark research 2012
eBay’s history is dotted with carcasses of endangered and vulnerable species. In 2000, the Sea Turtle Conservancy announced that a large selection of illegal hawksbill…View More Finding Endangered Life on eBay
This week the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer has been dropping its ROV Little Hercules onto various features in the northern Gulf of Mexico, including an…View More TGIF – Pretty pictures from Okeanos Explorer
From the Barber lab at UCLA comes this awesome video. Not only can they sing better than most biologists, but the lyrics are great! I…View More TGIF – the coral triangle, a-capella style!
Right now our own @rmacpherson is in the Pacific, talking coral and shark conservation Fiji. In honour of his trip, here is a beautiful video…View More TGIF – 100% live coral cover
CITES is the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, to which 175 nations are signatories. Along with the IUCN Red List, it’s one…View More Will marine conservation miss out at the next CITES meeting?