Tag: underwater

Feb 23, 2015

Amazing Underwater Timelapse Shows the Otherworldly Nature of Sea Life

Amazing Underwater Timelapse Shows the Otherworldly Nature of Sea Life

“…meanwhile…” is a short film created during the “Porgrave” shooting, the latest film by Sandro Bocci, that will be released in late 2015. Bocci adds: “…Meanwhile…” shows the world of marine animals like corals and starfish at high magnification and during long time span through the timelapse. The music almost alien and disturbing has…

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Jan 22, 2015

Swimming with Giant Manta Rays in Ecuador

Swimming with Giant Manta Rays in Ecuador

Watch these divers swim with Giant Manta Rays off the coast of Ayangue, Ecuador. What an unforgettable experience this would be!

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Jan 16, 2015

Picture of the Day: Sea Anemone or Awesome Duck Hair?

Picture of the Day: Sea Anemone or Awesome Duck Hair?

Photograph by stevierar on reddit Sea Anemone? Awesome duck hair? Both? Redditor stevierar captured a candid moment in his salt water aquarium when a snackelocks sea anemone (Anemonia viridis) latched onto the head of a duck ornament he had in his tank, giving the duck the coolest hair ever. On reddit, the aquarium enthusiast…

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Jan 14, 2015

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

A team of scientists led by Craig McClain have just published, “Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna“, a research paper dedicated to the review and analysis of 25 ocean giants ranging across the animal kingdom. The paper explains: The largest living representatives of most taxa occur in the oceans……

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Nov 24, 2014

Rare Footage of a Live Anglerfish 2000 ft Underwater

Rare Footage of a Live Anglerfish 2000 ft Underwater

Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving research vehicles. This little angler, about 9 cm long, is named Melanocetus. It is also known as the Black Seadevil and it…

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Sep 25, 2014

Rare Footage of a Spotted Moray Eel Befriending a Diver

Rare Footage of a Spotted Moray Eel Befriending a Diver

World renowned marine conservationist and scuba diving pioneer Valerie Taylor talks with the Central Florida Aquarium Society about her special friendship with a spotted moray eel. The spotted moray (Gymnothorax moringa) is a medium to large moray eel that can grow upwards of 7 feet (2.13 m) long.

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Sep 16, 2014

Rare Deep Sea Creature Caught on Camera

Rare Deep Sea Creature Caught on Camera

Caught on the Hercules’ camera was this rare siphonophore. The Siphonophorae (or Siphonophora, the siphonophores), are an order of the Hydrozoa, a class of marine animals belonging to the phylum Cnidaria. Although a siphonophore appears to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony composed of many individual animals. Most colonies are…

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