It’s been over twenty years since we first started hearing alarming reports of lionfish being seen in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Originally from the Indo-Pacific it is not certain how they invaded the Atlantic, but once in waters where they have no natural predators, the lionfish population exploded and quickly became the most destructive invasive species in history. Read more
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She posted several photos with the caption: “Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this?” Read more
SARASOTA (FOX 13) – Hurricane Irma’s winds drained waterways around Tampa Bay late this morning, even though the storm was 200 miles away. It happened so fast that some manatees were apparently caught off-guard, leading to at least one impromptu rescue.
Shortfin makos are revered by fishermen for the thrill of the chase. But too much attention on them can be dangerous. Overfishing could be threatening shortfin makos, treasured by fishermen for their fight and their meat.
Source: by Eric Simons – Baynature.org
Terry Gosliner, a curator at the California Academy of Sciences, looks through nudibranchs to see the world.
Terry Gosliner found his first new species of sea slug as a teenager in a tidepool at Duxbury Reef in Marin, and then just never stopped. For the last five decades he has discovered sea slugs and sea slugs and more sea slugs, to the point it was recently announced he has discovered his one-thousandth species — or something nearing one-third of the known species of sea slug on the planet. Read more
The massive ocean sunfish — an odd-looking fish with a flat, rigid, tailless body — is not only the world’s largest bony fish, but also one of the most elusive fishes in the world. Read more
A face only a mother could love?
A fish with a face of a wolf & the body of an eel, The WOLF EEL.
High on my Bucket list to dive with. I’m asked quite frequently where I want to diving & what I want to see. And if I’m going to see one, Guess I’m going to have to breakdown & wear a 7 mm suit, maybe better yet a dry-suite. Maybe our friends at DUI can help. Read more