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  • 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 17, 2015
    This is some remarkable footage from the remotely operated underwater vehicle Hercules of a sperm whale that comes to investigate the bot off the coast of Louisiana. The robot is about 2,000 feet down at the time of the encounter, significantly shallower than a typical sperm w... / 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 12, 2015
    Working with scientists from the Leuven Institute for Beer Research (which is apparently a real institute and should hire me), the Stallhagen brewery in Finland has successfully recreated a beer from intact bottles found aboard a 1842 shipwreck. Me? I drank a case of Coors Ban... / 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 13, 2015
    Aquarists P. Zelda Montoya and Barrett L. Christie at the Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium successfully blended creamy peanut butter with salt water and fed it to moon jellyfish. Why? I'm not sure, presumably just so they could say they raised peanut butter jellyfish. WORT... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    This is the Little Mermaid pipe blown by Baton Rouge glass artist nicko0. It looks like Flounder serves as the bowl with a glass-on-glass connection in the back of Ariel's head. You ever smoked with a mermaid before? I have. We got all kinds of high. Then she almost died a... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    To continue with the last two posts' enchantment under the sea theme, this is a short video of a snorkeler getting surprised by an octopus that blows its cover and reveals itself after the diver gets too close. Man, he was hiding GOOD. Like, I would never play hide-and-seek w... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    This is a series of octopus tentacle chandeliers crafted by artist Adam Wallacavage. You may recall these previous versions from 2013. I want one. But I want it to look as lifelike as possible. And I want the tentacles to wiggle. Actually, if we could just flood my dining ... / 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 →
  • December 22, 2014
    Scientists recently discovered a new species of fish after lowering a camera and research equipment to a depth of 8,143-meters (26,716-feet, ~5.05-miles) in the Marianas Trench. This is video of that fish. It looks kind of like the ghost of a bird. And perhaps it IS the ghos... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2014
    This is a video about Bargibant's Pygmy Seahorses (Hippocampus bargibanti), which grow less than an inch from snout to tail, and use a remarkable ability to change color and grow calcified tubercles to match the coral they live on. In this experiment, scientists introduce the ... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2014
    This is one of six (and one of only three remaining) modified Lotus Esprit submarine cars used in the filming of the 1977 James Bond Film 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. It's being sold on eBay for $1,000,000. Unfortunately, it's not Wet Nellie, the one they used that was an ACTUAL f... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2014
    This is a short Vine video released by Greenpeace of a couple squids attacking one of their submarines in the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska. I'm not even sure what the hell I'm watching, but I guarantee you that evil sea-witch Ursula is behind it. Now raise your hand i... / 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 →
  • June 30, 2014
    Cool helmet, Jacques Cousteau. This is a video demonstrating what happens when you crack an egg underwater (and deep enough for the water pressure to have an effect). I actually posted a better version of the experiment back in 2012, but maybe you weren't reading then. Hell,... / 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 →