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  • September 12, 2014
    A new fossil discovery in the Sahara desert indicates that Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever walk the earth, may have also been the first swimming dinosaur. My God, what an erotic pool party that would be! *ripping off bathing suit* MARCO. The 95-million-yea... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2014
    This is a video of Walter the labrador speeding down the path from a beach house in Sicily towards the water as fast as he can. Apparently swimming in the sea is his favorite pastime. The last five seconds of the video brought me such happiness. Like, you can SENSE his joy. ... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2014
    I guess you could say he's BETA testing the game (come kick me in the nuts). This is the live Twitch stream of Grayson Hopper the beta fish playing Pokemon Red/Blue by swimming around his fishbowl. He seemed to be sleeping most of the time I was watching though. Well, at lea... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    The fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant penguin have been found in Antarctica. Palaeeudyptes klekowskii ("Colossus Penguin") stood almost seven feet tall, and weighed around 250 pounds. For reference, my roommate is 5'4" and almost 300. Plus just a t... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2014
    Note: Slightly larger version HERE. This is a map that shows what country is directly across the ocean from you, provided you're on the beach somewhere in North or South America. It's kinda cool that in some places in Chile you can swim all the way around the world without hi... / 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 →
  • 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 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2013
    In 1994 employees at an unheard of company called Netscape pointed a live camera at a fishtank and streamed the shots to the web. And now, 19 years later, the feed is still live. Netscape Navigator? DEAD IN THE WATER. I remember the first time I came home from middle school... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a video of a goldfish that has trouble maintaining its buoyancy. So what did it's owner make? "A fishstick?" Good heavens no! They made it a little life preserver so it can still swim around instead of laying at the bottom of the tank all day being sad. The fish ha... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2013
    Sorry folks, I was having a little laptop trouble this morning so I had to break it over my knee and go buy a new one. THERE WAS NO OTHER OPTION. In hindsight I kind of regret not backing it up first though. This is a video of a dolphin stampede captured by Dolphin Safaris i... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2012
    This is a short video of a giant jack fish tornado captured by marine biologist Octavio Aburto at Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico. Why would fish ever want to be in a tornado? SPOILER: to get to Oz. "And why would fish want to end up in Oz?" Beats ending up in a Long Joh... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    These are some shots of a shark breaching the water to catch a seal snapped off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa by photographer Dana Allen. I'm not sure how long he (he -- Dana's a he) had to sit around waiting for a shark to fly, but maybe it happens all the time. Now i... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2012
    This is a video of a HiBot ACM-R5 robotic snake going for a little skinny dip. For the record, I would NOT get naked and swim with it. I did go skinny dipping with a bunch of girls in college though. I'm lying. I guess it could have happened in an alternate reality though -... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2012
    Because real pets require care and care is an obligation and people HATE obligations, Takara Tomy designed these €15 (~$19) 'Robo-Fish' for sale as pets. Or maybe they're for kids. But apparently *picking plastic fin out of teeth* they're not for sushi. One of you could have... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    I know these inflatable R/C sharks have been out for awhile, but this is a $40 zombie version. And zombies, as I'm sure you're well aware, are like sooooo in right now. Truthfully, I'm getting tired of them and have been brainstorming the next big genre of crapola. I think i... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2012
    This is the end of the lap pool at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao in China. It perches over the side of the building 24-stories up, and has a glass bottom so guests can pretend like they're swim-flying or something. I don't f***ing know, I'm not a penguin. This giv... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2012
    Researchers at the University of Virgina (dammit, Wahoos!) have built a robot that mimics the swimming movement of a manta ray. Why? No GOOD reason, I can tell you that right now. Also, who killed Kennedy. Two words: the Russians. "Nope." Space aliens? "Now you're just g... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2012
    Because scientists apparently don't care who our new overlords are as long they aren't us, a group of bioengineers from Harvard and the California Institute of Technology have built swimming jellyfish out of silicon rubber and the cells from rat hearts. Soon, they'll be assemb... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2012
    A group of American and Italian scientists recently painted a robotic fish to resemble a pregnant female zebra fish, then placed it in a tank of real zebra fish. Those fish all swam right up to it because fish are stupid. And I'm not just saying that because mine used to jump... / Continue →