Divers discover rare species of marine life such as stalked jellyfish and squat lobsters in a study of Somerset's Porlock Bay.
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
The arrival of three baby anacondas at West Midland Safari Park is heralded as a 'miraculous virgin birth' by staff.
How can trees prevent human-elephant conflict?
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.
A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.
Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.
Filmmakers capture spectacular defensive lightshow
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
One of nature's most dazzling underwater displays, bioluminescence, is captured as a form of self-defence by a film crew in Puerto Rico.
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.