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Friends Forever

There are many relationships present in the ocean, between many different (and sometimes completely opposite) animals. In science speak, two animals have a relationship if they interact in some way, with one another. These include; predation, competition, and symbiotic relationships. The main relationship I'll focus on today is symbiosis, which is a close relationship between… Continue reading Friends Forever

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Waves 101

There are so many places around the world that have incredible swell. Hawaii is famous for its rich surfing history, and waves perfect for longboards. It is also famous for having one of the best breaks in the world, Pipeline. But what causes these amazing waves, and how can places like Mavericks get 15+ meter… Continue reading Waves 101

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Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

Shark nets are a common safety precaution around Australian beaches, with the simple idea that sharks will get caught in the net and not go further into the beach, therefore, protecting the swimmers. They are in place at most popular beaches along the east coast of Australia, but do they actually keep swimmers safe? Some… Continue reading Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

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The Amazing Octopus

If you had to guess, what would you say the closest relative to octopus are? If you had said oysters, snails or clams then you would have been correct! No no, I'm not kidding! Squids and Octopus are part of the Phylum Mollusca, meaning 'soft bodied'. They are highly derived members of Mollusca, meaning over… Continue reading The Amazing Octopus

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Portuguese Man O’ War

So today I'm writing about something that I learn't in my Marine Invertebrates class this semester, and I found it super interesting so I thought I would share it with you! Portuguese Man O'War, are a highly venomous species of blue bottle. Around the coast of Australia, we have the less venomous cousin of the… Continue reading Portuguese Man O’ War