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
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
In Australia, sharks are a very common occurrence all year long. A recent study from CSIRO has for the first time accurately estimated the number of adult Great White Sharks as 2210, from along the Western coast of Australia to Ningaloo reef on the North Eastern coast. This study used groundbreaking genetic data through a… Continue reading Sharks of Australia
I think most people know that feeling that overwhelms you when you start walking into the ocean. Its that first chill from the cold water, that becomes more natural as you walk deeper, and more of your body becomes submerged. Its that feeling of the water moving against your skin, feeling all you troubles float… Continue reading Being in the Ocean
Ever wondered by corals bleach? And what corals actually are? This post explains all that and more!