It appears that the oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico have found fresh, new expertise in deep-sea rig inspection enlisting the help of sperm whales. I hear their work for squid. Hat tip to @Sfriedscientist on Twitter. . . . → Read More: Oil Companies’ New Deep-Sea Inspection Crew
Hell yes! We are bringing back Thank God It’s Friday videos! For the first one is a teaser for the full length video Search and Destroy from the Whales Tohora exhibition. Love this video but wish the Giant Squid did not have to die. . . . → Read More: The return of TGIF: Sperm Whale Vs. Giant Squid
Former DSN rockstar and Aquanautix founder Peter Etnoyer, and colleagues, recently explored 900 meter depths off Roatan, Honduras and came across a 10 foot long Smalltooth Sandtiger shark! Needless to say he was a little excited.
This looks pretty cool! More under the fold! . . . → Read More: Monsters of the Ancient Seas
Seriously, 6-Gill Shark. Why are you such a douche? That Giant Isopod was totally there first, minding its own business gnawing on some fresh bait and then you come along and nose-butt it out of the way and steal all the food for yourself. Such a jerk. You know, if you keep acting like an . . . → Read More: 6-Gill Shark Steals Food from Poor Giant Isopod
All captured in video by scientists exploring 1220m (4000ft) beneath the surface in Pacific Ocean near Samoa the previous summer. The lava erupting from the West Mata volcano is predicted to be the hottest lava erupting one Earth. [googlemap lat="-15.284185114076433" lng="-172.08984375" width="500px" height="500px" zoom="2" type="G_SATELLITE_MAP"]Samoa[/googlemap] . . . → Read More: Deepest Underwater Volcanic Eruption
Just to be fair to Sea Shepherd, ship launch FAIL’s can happen to anyone. Even megatonne cargo ships! Isn’t she just so chipper! Bonus mega ship launch FAIL compilation below the fold! . . . → Read More: TGIF: Ship Launch FAIL Edition
Finally someone has brought to of my favorite things together…hard liquor and cephalopods. Unleashed on the world is Kraken Black Spiced Rum! Hat tip to Indie Squid Kid. . . . → Read More: Rum and Kraken!
We need to reach $2000 by Sunday! If we reach this goal, HP will give us another $2000 to donate for Oceans in the Classroom! Can I make more clear? THIS IS HUGE!!1!!1!!!! $2000 will a looooooooooooooong way for ocean education and reach many students. But if we don’t reach $2000 on our own, we . . . → Read More: Donate Or We’ll Let Loose the Crabs from Hell!
Great video of a comb jelly with its silica plates that are reflecting light. These plates are aligned in rows or combs and thus the name. Comb jellies are not jellyfish. The two are in different phyla, Ctenophora and Cnidaria. The main difference is that Cnidarians have stinging cells and Ctenophores have the silica plates. . . . → Read More: Blood Belly Comb Jelly