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US scientists find possible new coral species and rare Dumbo octopus on expedition to previously unexplored extinct volcano off Hawaii. Scientists believe they have identified a new species of coral and found a rare Dumbo octopus during an expedition 3,000ft (900m) down in the Pacific Ocean. Read more
If the ocean was a high school, you could probably find a sea urchin in the back of the book under the caption “Most Likely To Be An Alien Life Form.”
It’s basically just a giant ball, covered in spikes. And tube feet. And also pincer hands. Read more
Houses come in all variety of materials: brick, wood, stucco — even mucus. That is, if you’re a sand octopus anyway.
This thin-legged species has a special way of hiding from predators. It uses its funnel to shoot water into the sand, effectively making its own quicksand so that it can burrow more quickly into the seafloor. Read more
and Releases Captive Whale Sharks.
Source: Thecoraltriangle.com by Paul Hilton
Indonesian authorities just raided a major supplier of illegal marine megafauna in the remote Indonesian province of Maluku, discovering two illegally captured whale sharks which they released back into the wild. But there may be many more such cases in the Coral Triangle, as ocean theme parks in China and parts of Southeast Asia increase and seek out unique species to attract visitors. Award winning photojournalist Paul Hilton reports… Read more
Drones aren’t just for the military, Amazon and your dorky photographer friend. They’ve also become valuable tools for marine biologists, like the ones who captured this footage of endangered southern right whales off the coast of Australia. Read more
This Adorable Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize.
It’s a sheep! It’s a cow! No, it’s Costasiella kuroshimae (or ‘Leaf Sheep’ for short). This adorable little sea slug, whose beady eyes and cute feelers make it look like a cartoon sheep, feeds on algae – just like the real thing! Read more