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21

Oct

Two-thirds of all predatory fish have disappeared in the last centuryA recent study finds that industrialized fishing is mostly to blame for the shocking population collapse.

Two-thirds of all predatory fish have disappeared in the last century
A recent study finds that industrialized fishing is mostly to blame for the shocking population collapse.

01

Oct

Tiny sea monkeys create giant ocean currentsWith their 11 pairs of legs each, two or more of these creatures swimming side by side create eddies that interact with larger currents, altering the ocean’s flow.

Tiny sea monkeys create giant ocean currents
With their 11 pairs of legs each, two or more of these creatures swimming side by side create eddies that interact with larger currents, altering the ocean’s flow.

25

Sep

Why divers are restoring California’s kelp forestsMoving invasive purple sea urchins helps to restore balance to the ecosystem.

Why divers are restoring California’s kelp forests
Moving invasive purple sea urchins helps to restore balance to the ecosystem.

22

Sep

10 of the world’s most impressive aquariums

13

Sep

How much do you know about sharks?
Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz.

How much do you know about sharks?

Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz.

28

Aug

fromgrapevine:

9 terrific tide pools across the globe
These tiny ecosystems scatter across coastlines from the Pacific Northwest to the Mediterranean Sea.

19

Aug

Explore the neon world of nudibranchs
If you think hummingbirds and butterflies are beautiful, then prepare to be amazed at this underwater fashion show.

11

Aug

Move over, great white: 10 oddball shark species
Some of them are downright alien-like (like the frilled shark seen in the photo above), but rest assured — all of these creatures are real and can be found in our oceans!

05

Aug

To curb shark attacks, why not just move the sharks?Rather than killing or trying to repel sharks, simply catching them and moving them away from popular beaches led to a 97 percent decrease in shark attacks over an 8-year period, a new study reports.

To curb shark attacks, why not just move the sharks?
Rather than killing or trying to repel sharks, simply catching them and moving them away from popular beaches led to a 97 percent decrease in shark attacks over an 8-year period, a new study reports.