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  • November 16, 2015
    This is a video from BBC One's 'Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature' about cuttlefish and the techniques they use to camouflage themselves. They put one cuttlefish to the test by making a little underwater apartment and seeing how well it can blend in with its surroundings. ... / Continue →
  • September 29, 2015
    This is a video of a critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle that divers just recently discovered have bio-fluorescent shells. They don't produce their own light (bio-luminescence), but rather reflect UV light as different colors (in this case red, yellow and green). Scien... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2015
    Note: Plenty of dirty words, take your earbuds out and watch at full volume to let your boss know who's really boss. This is a worthwhile video of that crazy cussing Boston guy yelling at that ocean sunfish with the audio replaced to make it sound like he's a really excited ma... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2015
    This is a video of a southern sand octopus shooting jets of water out of its ass funnel to create quicksand so it can burrow into the sediment and hide from predators during the day. After digging its burrow, it lines the hole with a layer of mucus so it keeps its form whi... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2015
    This is some more footage released by marine biologist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla of Deep Blue, the largest known great white shark, who is over twenty feet long and 50 years old. Just look how big she is -- she could eat a person in one bite! And she's pregnant too so you know s... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    These are a bunch of shots of Leaf Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae), a species of sea slug that looks like a cartoon sheep and is capable of photosynthesizing algae inside its little penis shaped dingle thingies (I'm a biologist). What's fascinating about the tiny 'leaf sheep,... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2015
    Meet Jorunna parva, a species of sea slug that resemble fuzzy little bunnies. The slug bunnies are found in the Indian Ocean from the Philippines to Japan, where they have developed a cult following, because Japan is Japan. I actually just got one for my saltwater aquarium, w... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2015
    This is a minute long video of a great white shark in South Africa trying to bite through a diving cage so it can eat the delicious (albeit screaming) morsels inside. Now we all know the smell of blood attracts sharks, but I'm pretty sure this video serves as proof positive th... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2015
    This is a newly described species of flapjack octopus that scientists find so precious that they're trying to name it 'Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis' and not Clyde like the orange Pac-Man ghost. Did I tell you I had a dream the other night that my girlfriend had an octopus tentacl... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2015
    This is a video captured by Mauricio Hoyos near Guadalupe Island starring Deep Blue, a 20+ foot female great white shark that's estimated to be over 50 years old. In this video, she's heavily pregnant, making her even larger. Admittedly, that guy that keeps swimming out of th... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2015
    This is a short video of a clever octopus carrying a coconut that it can hide in should it ever feel threatened (previously: this much longer video from 2009 that shows an octopus fully enclosing itself in a coconut). Pretty clever, octopuses. But do you know what I would wan... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2015
    This is a beautiful video documenting some of the previously unseen deep sea creatures discovered off the coast of Puerto Rico. There are some straight up aliens in the mix. Things I guarantee Mother Nature doesn't even remember making. 'Wait -- I invented that?' I imagine h... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    This is a video of ocean life photographer Timothy Ewing taking pictures of a red octopus while the octopus checks him out. Whenever Timothy starts to disappear behind the rock, the octopus's curiosity gets the best of it and it raises itself to see where he went. Octopuses r... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    There is a fish in this picture. Also, three ninjas. This is a video of some species of flatfish that blends in with the ocean floor so well that it's hard to spot at all. Even when it's moving it blends in. Me? I stick out like a sore thumb and have never won a game of hi... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2015
    This is a video taken off the coast of Australia of a spider crab colony migrating in a giant pyramid (technically just a big lump) formation to better defend themselves against predators. If I was one of those crabs I would want to be the one in the very bottom middle. And I ... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2015
    This is a video of an octopus chasing a crab. Despite a valiant effort to escape, the crab loses. Now I want crabs. I remember going crabbing in Maryland by tying a piece of frozen chicken to a string and slowly pulling the crabs out of the water. One time a crab pinched me... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    These are the ceramic octopus (plus squid and jellyfish) planters made and sold by Cindy Searles for use with hanging air plants. They cost around $22 - $30 apiece and will make the perfect addition to my beach themed guest bathroom. I've already got the beach sunset wallpape... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2015
    This is a video/Sony commercial of Rambo the octopus taking pictures of visitors to the Sea Land Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand. Apparently Rambo learned how to push the shutter button after just three attempts. For reference, my little sister still doesn't know how to tak... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2015
    This is a video taken from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico of hundreds of sharks migrating north into Louisiana waters. It's believed the sharks are either blacktip or spinner sharks, neither of which pose a significant risk to humans. There have only been about 55 documente... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2015
    This is a video of a cuttlefish using an awesome laser lightshow (technically not lasers or lights, but colorful cells expanding and contracting) to stun a crab so it can eat it. I love crabs. Thankfully, I don't have to stun them to eat them, just wait till it's my birthday ... / Continue →