Oceans

MBARI Top Ten Deep-Sea Animals (September 12, 2020): MBARI has released released a list of its top ten deep-sea animals.

The Blood-Belly Comb Jelly (August 11, 2020): The Blood-Belly Comb Jelly has a dark red belly that helps mask the glow from any bioluminescent prey it might consume.

Researchers Exploring Ningaloo Canyons Discover 150-Foot Long Siphonophore (April 10, 2020): Researchers exploring the Ningaloo canyons off Western Australia discovered a 150-foot long siphonophore plus many other unique marine creatuers.

Mosasaurs May Have Used Breast Stroke to Ambush Prey (September 23, 2019): Researchers have determined that mosasaurs may have been able to do the breast stroke for an extra burst of speed.

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.





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