While exploring an underwater ridge in the South Pacific, a team of researchers aboard Okeanos Explorer, a research vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), witnessed one really cool invertebrate battle recently. Read more
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Source: Ben Guarino – Washington Post
In a paper published in the journal Cell earlier this month, a group of researchers reveals that squids, cuttlefish and octopuses all have the amazing ability to edit their RNA.To put it simply, this means they can change the way their bodies work, allowing them to adapt to their surroundings without having to wait for generations worth of evolution to do the job.
To explain how this works, we have to go back to high-school biology, which we may or may not have doodled our way through.
Shooting video on Pelagic Black Water Dives
This article is an attempt at sharing some of what I learned while shooting video on a couple of pelagic black water dives in Kona, Hawai’i. Before going on the dive, I found several great articles about pelagic black water photography. Read more
The Pygmy Seahorse or Bargibant’s Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is first species of pygmy seahorse that have been identified. Named after a scientist scuba diver who discovered the species in 1969 while collecting specimens for the Noumea Aquarium in New Caledonia. Read more
When you think of a scallop, you probably picture something like this:
The sea robin (scientific name Triglidae) is named after the bright-crimson chest of the popular American bird. Sea robins don’t quite have feathers, they don’t sing and they don’t eat earthworms.
But they do walk — which, when you think about it, is another characteristic atypical of birds.
Thanks to the work of wildlife officials in India, a baby whale shark that found itself entangled in a gillnet is swimming free. These spotted neonates are rarely seen, which makes the successful rescue all the more exciting. Read more
Although I am constantly being reminded to not eat seafood, now there is light at the end of the speargun. I can enjoy my guilty pleasure and also do a positive thing for marine conservation. Eat Lionfish!!! Read more