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Peacock Mantis Shrimp

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The Peacock Mantis shrimp packs a punch!!

Did you know that the MANTIS SHRIMP has claws with such an incredibly fast and powerful strike, that some are able to break aquarium glass with one swing?  It’s a fact! 
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January 22, 2017 |

Blue Dragon

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Looking like offspring of some alien creatures, these bizarre creatures are 100% Earth-bred. They’re actually not all that different from your average garden snail, just a lot more colorful… and often extremely poisonous. Read more

January 20, 2017 |

A Gathering of Giants

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Story and Photographs by Tony Wu

Witness to a phenomenon few have ever seen before, I slipped beneath the ocean’s surface to find myself submerged alongside hundreds, maybe thousands, of sperm whales — one of the largest and most magnificent cetaceans of the sea — engaged in a dramatic frenzy of physical contact and biosonar communication. Read more

January 17, 2017 |

Spotted Drum

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Spotted Drum are quite unusual – the adults display both bold spots and thick strips, while the juvenile Spotted Drum has long, elegant dorsal fins. The name ” Drum” was given to these, and several other similar species, because drum fish can make a low resonance noise similar to the beating of the drum. They make repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds by beating their abdominal muscle against the swim bladder. Read more

January 14, 2017 |

Leafy & Weedy Sea Dragons

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Sea Dragons are some of the most ornately camouflaged creatures on the planet. Adorned with gossamer, leaf-shaped appendages over their entire bodies, they are perfectly outfitted to blend in with the seaweed and kelp formations they live amongst.
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January 12, 2017 |

Ocearch says it’s found first-ever great white sharks nursery

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After several decades of decline, great white sharks in the North Atlantic are finally on the rise. That’s great news for ecosystem health, even if it freaks out beach goers. But scientists still know little about the migratory patterns of young sharks, which is a challenge for conservationists. Now, a group of researchers think they’ve located a shark “nursery”—the first found in the North Atlantic. Read more

January 11, 2017 |

Weedy Seadragons

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One of the popular species of seahorses is the Weedy Sea Dragon. It can blend in very well to the surroundings. In fact, you may have seen them but thought you were just viewing various types of weeds floating around in the body of water. Read more

January 10, 2017 |

Wonderpus Octopus

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The Wonderpus octopus, Wunderpus photogenicus, a newly described species of octopus, is an amazingly beautiful species of octopus, and a favorite underwater critter for muck-diving underwater photographs to photograph. The Wonderpus octopus was not officially described until 2006. Read more

January 8, 2017 |

Deep-Sea Ghost Shark Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time

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The pointy-nosed blue chimaera, a species of “ghost shark,” was captured on camera for the first time.

Chimaeras are unusual fishes. Like sharks, their bodies are not stiffened by bones, but by plates and bone-like bits of cartilage. Like the chimaera from Greek mythology, which had a goat’s head, a serpent’s tail, and a lion’s head, chimaeras are pretty weird looking. Read more

January 2, 2017 |

Gobies

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Gobies are fishes of the family Gobiidae, one of the largest fish families comprising more than 2,000 species.  Most of them are relatively small, typically less than 10 cm (3.9 in) in length. Read more

December 28, 2016 |
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