Ever heard of a Frogfish? Think it sounds like a made-up name? A bizarre-looking fish recently surfaced in New Zealand and is being examined by museum experts. At first glance, however, this species appears to have two legs, suggesting it may be a species of Frogfish.
Fish chatter with each other in order to stay close to one another and better their chances of safety. While contact calls are generally used for mating purposes or to defend one's territory, this is the first time researchers have observed fish communicating to maintain group cohesion.
Based on current rates of ocean acidification, scientists predict oceans will be much quieter in the future -- making it more difficult for baby fish, who rely on auditory cues as a primary method of navigation, to find their way home.
While parcels of ocean have recently been preserved, researchers from Oregon State University say that the proportion of marine preservation is still far behind that for land. They've laid out reasons why it's much cheaper to act now.
Amid hilly islands, 50 volcanoes, and blue-green waters north of New Zealand, that nation has committed to a 239,383-square-mile marine preserve. It has the world's second-deepest trench, and not all species are yet known.
Three new fossil whale species were found in New Zealand. This provides valuable insight on how baleen whales evolved from their toothy ancestors.
A research vessel with improved mapping capabilities recently ran across a line of volcanoes off the coast of Australia.
An annual survey of whales in New Zealand's Cook Strait spotted a rare white whale yesterday.
Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of a new "walking" bat species, which lived 16 million years ago, and roamed ancient New Zealand.
Nearly 200 whales became stranded on a beach in New Zealand on Friday, and time is running out as rescuers try to save them.
Fire is falling from the heavens once again, this time ending in a brilliant explosion over New Zealand.
Extremely rare footage of a tuatara hatching has been filmed at Victoria University of Wellington, an event that's part of a joint initiative to save this threatened population from extinction.
Long-distance ocean swimmer Adam Walker was halfway through his 25-kilometer trek across New Zealand's Cook Strait last week when a pod of dolphins showed up to protect him from the great white shark swimming below.
Scientists have discovered a new species of fish in one of the deepest points on Earth.