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sea lice

Teen’s feet mangled by carnivorous ‘sea lice’

August 7th, 2017

Everyone knows the ocean can be a dangerous place, what with all those giant squid roaming about and all, but sometimes it’s the things you can’t see that really surprise you. That’s a lesson Australian teen Sam Kanizay learned the hard way when he took a quick dip on a beach in Melbourne. Upon emerging …

deep-sea creature

Look what researchers found in the ocean off Australia

June 19th, 2017

Deep-sea researchers working off the coast of Australia continue to find some pretty stunning examples of never-before-seen ocean life. Late last month, the group showed one of their more impressive catches — a “faceless” fish which has a small mouth on the bottom of its body but no facial features of any kind — and …

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Watch dolphins learning how to eat octopus without killing themselves

April 5th, 2017

As far as personality goes, bottlenose dolphins are one of the more charming species to inhabit our oceans. They’re also extremely intelligent, brutal hunters that have no problem bloodying up their prey while capturing a tasty meal. In Australia, octopus is a dolphin delicacy, but it’s also a very, very dangerous food source due to …

tasmanian tiger

Extinct creature sightings are piling up in Australia

April 2nd, 2017

Multiple reports of Tasmanian Tiger sightings are starting to flow in from everyday citizens in Australia. Several people have recently claimed they’ve spotted the animal, which isn’t a tiger at all — and, despite looking very much like a species of dog, isn’t of canine lineage either — but a carnivorous marsupial. Spotting an interesting creature …

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Scientists just found the largest dinosaur footprint ever

March 27th, 2017

Dinosaur discovery news doesn’t find its way to the mainstream all that often these days, simply because it’s hard for scientists to sell each individual fossil find as unique or notable. But when researchers in Australia discovered an ancient footprint larger than anything humanity has ever seen, well, that’s a whole other matter entirely. The find, …