So, strictly not a marine life story, but Lonesome George, the last remaining true giant Galapagos tortoise, is a legend in his own lifetime. Quite a long lifetime, as it happens - as he turned 90 this year.
Scientists are now excited to find that after 36 years as a single bachelor, George appears to have found his happy ending and a new lease on life when he mated with one of the two females they found for him.Five apparently healthy eggs have been found in his pen. Fingers will be crossed for the next 120 days to see if they prove fertile.
Go George, go!