Oceans

Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt is World's Largest Seaweed Bloom (July 5, 2019): The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt is the world's largest seaweed bloom containing over 20 tons of biomass.

Narluga: Study Finds Whale Skull is a Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid (June 21, 2019): Researchers say analysis of an unusual whale skull reveals it belongs to a Narluga, a narwhal-beluga hybrid.

Newly Discovered Worm Has Eyes in Its Head and Bottom (June 19, 2019): A newly discovered deep ocean worm has eyes in its head and in its bottom. The worm is named Ampharete oculicirrata.

Scientists Observe Newly Hatched Dumbo Octopus (February 20, 2018): Scientists have observed and filmed a dumbo octopus hatching from its egg for the first time.

Deep Sea Jellyfish Resembles Exploding Firework (January 18, 2018): The amazing looking Halitrephes maasi jellyfish resembles an exploding firework. It was encountered by the E/V Nautilus research vessel.

Mariana Snailfish is the Deepest Known Fish (November 29, 2017): The Mariana snailfish has been named the deepest fish in the ocean. It thrives at depths of up to 8,000 meters.

Dickinsonia Were Flat Bathmat-Sized Soft-Bodied Creatures That Lived 550 Million Years Ago (May 17, 2017): Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have been studying Dickinsonia, one of the oldest fossil animals.

Narwhals Filmed Using Tusks to Stun Fish (May 13, 2017): Narwhals have been filmed using their tusks to immobilize Arctic cod.

Researchers Capture Footage of the Ruby Seadragon in the Wild for the First Time (January 14, 2017): Researchers have captured footage of the rare Ruby Seadragon in the wild for the very first time.

New Deep-Reef Butterflyfish Species Discovered in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (September 16, 2016): A new species of deep-sea butterflyfish has been discvered in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Newly Discovered Mirrorbellies Fish May Communicate With Light That Shines From Their Bellies (August 19, 2016): Two newly discovered species of deep-sea mirrorbellies fish may communicate using light that shines from under their bellies.

Purple Stubby Squid Spotted off the Coast of California (August 17, 2016): A purple stubby squid was spotted off the coast of California by the E/V Nautilus.

Purple Orb Discovered in Channel Islands Could be New Nudibranch Species (July 27, 2016): A purple orb discovered on the ocean floor in the Channel Islands could be a new species of nudibranch.

New Species of Scorpionfish Discovered Near Caribbean Island of Curacao (July 21, 2016): A new species of deep water scorpionfish has been discovered near Curacao in the Caribbean.

Ghostly Eel-like Fish Encountered During Marianas Expedition (July 6, 2016): Researchers on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer recorded video footage of a rare eel-like ghostfish in the Marianas.

Navy Engineers Unveil Futuristic Diving Helmets (June 9, 2016): Navy engineers have developed new diving helmets with a see-through head-up display.

Photograph of a Fish Trapped in a Jellyfish Goes Viral (June 7, 2016): A photograph of a fish apparently trapped inside of a jellyfish virals around the Internet.

Fish Larvae Show Preference for Consuming Microplastic Particles (June 6, 2016): Fish larvae have been documented showing a preference to eating microplastic particles over their natural food source of zooplankton.

Enormous Sponge Discovered off Coast of Hawaii by Deep-Sea Explorers (May 27, 2016): Deep-sea explorers have discovered an enormous sponge off the coast of Hawaii.

Studies Find Depression and Hearing Loss in Farmed Salmon (May 25, 2016): New studies have found that farm raised salmon can get depressed and suffer from hearing loss.





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