Expedition to find rare pipefish in Queensland Australia

My research interests are centered on the evolutionary relationships among species of seahorse and pipefish in the family Syngnathidae through morphological study and DNA sequencing. This entails collecting and observing fish for study via scuba diving and photography in shallow inshore water in READ MORE

Will climate change eliminate the ice age cycle?

Long-term patterns in Earth’s climate show glacial cycles that correspond to variations in Earth’s orbital geometry and affect the overall amount of sunlight that the planet receives. Known as “Milankovitch cycles”, these variations are observed in geologic reconstructions of temperature and READ MORE

Preserving Cuttlefish and a Valuable Fishing Industry Cooperating with cuttlefish fishermen to help preserve cuttlefish eggs and fisherman livelihood proves challenging.

Once upon a time, in a sea far far away, called Adriatic Sea, there were many cuttlefish. These delicate creatures spent their short life in the deep but before dying, they began a journey to a special place: the lagoon. This sheltered habitat READ MORE

Winter’s Cold Can’t Stop Me, Baby: Migrating Birds Don’t Duet It turns out, species that migrate together don't sing together.

In “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell sing “If you ever need a helping hand, I’ll be there on the double, just as fast as I can”, and later, “all winter’s cold can’t stop me, baby.” It’s a beautiful duet. READ MORE

Who’s the Living Fossil? The genus Crocodylus is Younger Than We Think! All of the species of true crocodile we see today most likely shared a single common ancestor only 14 to 8 million years ago - before the arrival of humans.

What comes to mind when you think of crocodiles? You might think of ancient reptiles, or “living fossils,” that have been around, little changed, since the time of dinosaurs. It is true that crocodile-like species (Pseudosuchia) have been around since READ MORE