The newly discovered fossil of Brindabellaspis, a fish with a platypus-like snout, reveals that coral reefs have long been evolution hotspots.
It might not look like much, but that enigmatic grimace belongs to one of the rarest and most elusive species in the country — the maugean skate.
Sure, we’ve got killer white sharks and deadly box jellyfish, but Australia’s waters boast many more dangerous marine creatures that aren’t so well known. Here are 10 of them.
You think you’ve seen it all and then the ocean dishes up something like this. Meet Pandea conica – a tiny space alien on Earth that’s so rare, it’s hardly ever seen, let alone photographed.
This year, she was awarded the title of Australian Geographic’s Young Conservationist of the Year for her work with sharks, but at the age of 24-years-old Madison Stewart aka ‘Shark Girl’ isn’t taking a break to revel in her accolades. Instead she says it’s time to up the ante.
While they’re usually known for their unique looks, not many people know about the ribbon eels bizarre mode of reproduction.
While these spectacularly coloured marine creatures are renowned for their good looks, few people are aware of the important ways they protect our coral reefs.