Category Archives: Marine Biology

Reptiles of Papua New Guinea: Sea Turtles – Flatback Sea Turtles

While discussing the Reptiles of Papua New Guinea, Rom and Zai Whitaker (1984) have done very little to talk about sea turtles eventhough their fresh water cousins are widely represented. In my discussions of the Reptiles of Papua New Guinea, … Continue reading

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Deep Divers

Found this rather interesting information while researching for deep diving animals. If you are interested, I did post an article related to this before (read more). So here is a pictorial depiction of our deep diving neighbours. Source:LiveScience

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Fish with genitals on its head

So yes, nature does have many ways of showing your love and of course making sure your genes are successfully passed on to ensure the survival of your kind. Having said this, a new fish species found in the Mekong … Continue reading

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CultureLab: The deep space of coral reefs

CultureLab: The deep space of coral reefs.

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Finding the Squid in a squidworm

The deep sea has once again revealed one of its many secrets, this time unveiling an intriguing new annelid, Teuthidodrilus samae, a.k.a squidworm.┬áThis unique creature was caught in 2007 at the western Celebes sea, a body of water surrounded by … Continue reading

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Are seahorses REAL?

Ask any biologist why they chose biology and the 2 most common answers you’d get would be because they love animals and they love being out doors (although not usually in that order). Coming to think of it, the decision … Continue reading

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The deep can not be home for everyone

Send a surface mammal diving to the depths of the ocean and after a few meters it starts feeling the effects of the weight of the water and atmosphere acting on it. Make it dive down a little further and … Continue reading

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Mediterranean great white sharks came from Australia

Remember Bruce, the Great white shark with that good old Australian accent in Andrew Stanton’s 2003 movie Finding Nemo? Poor guy never knew his father and that was the first thing to come to mind when going through an article … Continue reading

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Case of the Mysterious Gastropod

The scaly footed gastropod, Crysomallon squamiferum is proving to be as ellusive as ever.┬áMy former boss, Prof. Cindy Lee Van Dover has a replica of it in her office at the Duke University Marine Lab and I really wanted to … Continue reading

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Why Licensing of Solwara 1 project was deferred

For those of you who have been following the recent near licensing of deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and were wondering why it was deferred, here is the latest I have on the matter. There has been … Continue reading

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