News: Marine Biology

Video: Shape-Shifting Sea Snakes

Shape-Shifting Sea Snakes

Environment Institute researchers are using comparative approaches to understand how phenotypic diversity evolves by the process of natural selection, using a surprising group of animals: sea snakes.

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New DNA test created to locate rare underwater animals

Blind Cave Eel (Ophisternon candidum)

Scientists create new species-specific tests that can detect endangered and hard-to-find aquatic animals through the DNA they shed in the water.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 5, 2020

Tanya Nowland animal science graduate and production animal researcher

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 29, 2020

Associate Professor Glenn McDonald

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Evolution of colour vision in sea snakes

Dr Bruno Simoes (right) with students examining a snake during foraging in Western Australia. Photo: Bruno Simoes, University of Plymouth

New research suggests sea snakes’ vision has been modifying genetically over millions of generations, enabling them to adapt to new environments and see prey – and predators – deep below the sea surface.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 22, 2020

The University of Adelaide's Associate Professor Stuart Roy and SARDI's Dr Rhiannon Schilling are looking for opportunities to better understand soil and crop variability in sodic and saline soils. Image: Katherine Hollaway, GRDC

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 15, 2020

NExUS alumni beach

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 8, 2020

Tiah Bampton living her childhood dream working at the Naracoorte Caves (ABC South East SA: Isadora Bogle)

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 1, 2020

CT scan wheat

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists discover new species of turtle-headed sea snake

Emydocephalus orarius, or the Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. 

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