Top 5 news stories in May
1. Surreal deep-sea jellyfish near Mariana Trench
Deep-sea researchers exploring around the Mariana Trench filmed a bizarre-looking jellyfish 3700m below the surface. Read the full story.
2. Close encounter with Mars
Last month, Earth got up-close and personal with the red planet, and Australians were particularly well placed to see it. Read the full story.
3. 7 new species of peacock spider discovered
Video: Jurgen Otto
Our readers couldn’t get enough of these beautiful, tiny jumping spiders and their impressive dancing. The discovery of seven new species, officially named and described last month, brought the total number of confirmed peacock spider species in Australia to 48. Read the full story.
4. False killer whales hunt down baby shark off Sydney coast
Video: Seven News
A drone hobbyist made national news when he captured this incredible footage off the coast of Cronulla beach, Sydney. Read the full story.
5. Tiger shark feeding frenzy in WA
Video: Eco Albrohos / Facebook
In a similar vein but on the other side of the country, a cruise company captured incredible footage of up to 70 tiger sharks feeding on a deceased humpback whale in Western Australia. Read the full story.