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  • June 26, 2014
    These are several shots of Migaloo (one of only two known albino humpback whales), during his migration up Australia's eastern coast. Scientists are concerned that a red rash near his dorsal fin (closeup after the jump, apparently all the yellow are natural algae blooms) may b... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2014
    This is a questionable video of thrill-seeker/possible jackass Terry Tufferson illegally jumping off a cliff into Sydney Harbor when he encounters a great white. So what does he do? Involuntarily shit his bathing suit like a normal person? Maybe. But he also managed to esca... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2014
    Scientists now believe a much larger cannibal great white ate the shit out of that other 9-foot great white shark (previously: this case of the same thing happening that I reused the photo for). You might recall that was actually my first guess. Now I'm not saying I deserve a... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2014
    This is a short video of an octopus that's caught by a fisherman and, when it's tossed onto the boat's deck, instantly turns white to try to hide from the humans. Unfortunately, human eyes are harder to trick than some ocean predators, and I imagine this guy ended up as somebo... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2014
    This is a photo from David Littschwager of seawater magnified 25x (showing all the crab larvae and marine worms that are invisible to the naked eye). Just like the title says. So if you thought this post was going to be about superheroes, you are a terrible at interpreting ti... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2014
    This is a Caribbean Pygmy Octopus that recently hatched at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Florida. It's so teensy! If this were a Disney movie, it would think that pencil eraser is its mother. This is not a Disney movie though, this is real life. There are no ha... / Continue →
  • March 14, 2014
    This is a series of Batman villains imagined as cartoon sharks by artist Jeff Victor. Why? No clue. I already told you -- I'm tired of asking questions. Some people just get these ideas in their heads and run with them. Me? I only run with scissors. Jk jk, that's dangero... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2014
    If you haven't seen it already, this is a video of a dolphin stampede and humpback whale migration caught by aerial drone cameras operated by Captain Dave's Whale and Dolphin Safari. Apparently Captain Dave sunk one drone after flying it into the boat's antenna. Captain Ron n... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2014
    This is a 10-second video of a great white shark breaching the surface and taking to the air to catch a seal decoy. Highlights of the video include the shark jumping, the woman squealing, and dude's 'BOOYAKASHA' at the end. Also, I'm not sure we should be feeding sharks fake ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    This is an unclassified species of giant jellyfish that recently washed up on an Australian beach. Majestic, isn't it? "It looks like a giant puddle of vomit." IT SURE F***ING DOES. Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin, of Australia's CSIRO government agency, said that scientists had known... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    Snorkeling: it's like one step away from drowning. But now there's the Easybreath Snorkeling Mask, a snorkel that lets you breathe through your nose (just like on dry land!) for people who aren't coordinated enough to only breathe through their mouth. Fun fact: one time I was... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    This is an underwater video taken from the back of a speeding boat of a sailfish trying to bludgeon bait fish with its elongated bill and eat them. He has zero success, probably because all the fish are fake. If I were him I would have jumped into the back of the boat and spe... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    This is the stained glass octopus chandelier lovingly crafted by Mason Parker. Mason is selling the piece for $18,000. For reference, that's $18,000 more than my decorative lighting budget will allow. The lamp measure four-feet across at its widest and the tentacles are remo... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2014
    Because nobody wants to get eaten by a shark (although I have fantasized about it before), 320 sharks known to lurk in the waters off Western Australia have been fitted with tags that will send a tweet from the Surf Life Saving Twitter account if they swim within a kilometer of... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2013
    A new species of sea slug was discovered of the coast of Brazil by Federal University of Ceará Tropical Marine master's student Felipe de Vasconcelos Silva and named Tritonia khaleesi in honor of Game of Throne khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen's braided hair. That's cool, sometimes... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2013
    Because Mother Nature clearly wants us to wage war, this is a rare two-headed ray found in Australia. I have friends who would eat that just how it is. "Friends! Good one, GW." You're a bully. If you look at the underside the mouths kind of look like the two comedy and tr... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    Dammit dog, what part of 'Cheese!' don't you understand? This is the 5.5-meter (~18-foot) giant oarfish a snorkeler spotted just offshore Catalina Island in California. It was dead. Giant Oarfish normally frequent depths as deep as a kilometer (~2/3 of a mile) and are only s... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2013
    Because apparently jellyfish are becoming a serious problem, South Korea has developed a swarm of aquatic robots designed to detect and "pulverize" jellyfish using spinning propellers. When reached for comment, Poseidon had this to say, "NOW YOU GONNA PAY, HUMANS!" before stab... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    Seen here looking like a cross between a shark, killer whale, cowboy boot and a sea turtle with an unfortunate chin penis, is an artist's impression of Entelognathus, an ancient fish paleontologists believe may be the missing link between the extinct bony armored Placoderms and... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2013
    This is the baby nautilus that was successfully hatched at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in San Diego, California. Apparently captive bred nautilus babies are rare because nautiluses are weird and aren't always willing to bone with humans watching. Me? I would perform great ... / Continue →