Dr Crissy Huffard pointed down to the shallow seagrass beds. I couldn’t focus on what she was pointing at and we lifted our heads above the water. “Down by the rock, it’s really tiny,” she clarified. Down again and there, almost impossible to see, was the smallest octopus. It hid itself shyly behind a rock [...]

Commonly known as the icon of fear, the great white shark is, sadly, a victim of entrenched stereotyping and Hollywood drama. Being the ocean’s Apex Predator, perhaps there is sound reason for the fear they incite, but how much of it is fact over fiction?   In 2016, the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) reported […]

As crowds gathered at World Science Festival Brisbane, baby loggerhead turtles took their first look at the world, slowly but steadily hatching out of the safety of their shells and welcomed enthusiastically by participants. The festival saw the hatching of 58 loggerhead turtles that were later released into the East Australian Current (EAC). The precious [...]

The great barracuda is the largest member of the “baraccudas” family Sphyroenidae. It is found in the tropical waters of the world from the Red Sea and ear Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The Galapagos Shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) is a broad circumtropical distribution and is generally found associated with offshore islands and underwater seamounts.

The Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi) is more commonly referred to as “kingfish” or “kingies” by fishers and divers, and is a member of the trevally and jacks family Carangidae.