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  • 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 →
  • February 3, 2015
    This is the deep sea goblin shark (previously seen in video HERE) caught by father/son fishing team Mike and Lochlainn Kelly off the coast of New South Wales in Australia. It's called a goblin shark because it looks like a goblin. If it lived under a bridge and carried a wood... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2015
    This is a photo of an incredibly rare-to-see (on account of living in the deep sea) 15-foot megamouth shark that washed ashore in the Philippines this week. Apparently there have only been 60 confirmed megamouth shark captures and sightings to date. That's pretty rare. It ki... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2015
    This is the video from an R/C plane flying over Osprey Bay in Western Australia when the plane's operator loses sight of it in the sun's glare and crashes it into the ocean. Mayday, mayday! The R/C plane then continues to film the sea life around a reef, including a bunch of... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2015
    These are the photographs taken by Canadian diver and photographer Keri Wilk after a particularly crappy encounter with a sperm whale. Apparently the 'shit as much as you can and wave it in the face of whoever you don't want around' defense technique is equally effective under... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2014
    And he used himself as bait! Just kidding, that only works with sharks and the Kraken. This is the 12-pound, estimated 60-70 year old lobster caught by biologist Forrest Galante off the coast of Anacapa Island, California. Damn, could you imagine-- "Eating the tail of that ... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2014
    This is a closeup photo taken by photographer Amanda Brewer of a great white shark trying to attack a piece of bait in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Apparently the photo has caught some flak due to the fact it looks like somebody is pulling the bait towards the cage to make the sh... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2014
    This is a short video of a bunch of baby sea turtles being released to scamper down into the ocean on Lankayan Island in Malaysian Borneo. Fun fact: did you know the sex of baby sea turtles depends on the temperature of the sand they're incubated in? Higher temperatures decre... / Continue →
  • September 29, 2014
    This is a video demonstrating the robotic octopus built by the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas. You know, because regular octopuses weren't scary enough. They all look like alien penises to me. "You spend a lot of time thinking about alien penises?" I write Sta... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2014
    This is a video from an unmanned underwater rover being operated by a team aboard the research vessel Nautalis of an unusually large Dumbo octopus (named after their giant 'ears') roaming the ocean's depths in the Caribbean Sea. Researchers estimate the octopus to be almost fi... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    This is a video from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute of a great white shark attacking the video camera that was meant to study them. It's terrifying how it just comes out of nowhere to attack. Which is exactly why I want you to sign this petition to fill the oceans wit... / Continue →
  • 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 →