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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.

18

Jul

'Luminous Sea' offers glimpse of colorful marine life
As a professional photographer, avid diver and marine life advocate, Richard Salas has spent the last decade immersing himself in and documenting the underwater habitats of western North America. The product of his journey is the “Sea of Light” trilogy, a fascinating series of photo books that highlights the vibrant colors and textures of these mysterious aquatic worlds.

17

Jul

fromgrapevine:

Exploring Eilat’s beautiful Coral Reef Nature Reserve
This protected marine ecosystem in the Red Sea teems with vibrant life.

11

Jul

Millions of anchovies swarm San Diego’s La Jolla coastAnchovies typically prefer cooler waters, so San Diego’s warm surf only adds to the mystery of why the fish came so close to the shore.

Millions of anchovies swarm San Diego’s La Jolla coast
Anchovies typically prefer cooler waters, so San Diego’s warm surf only adds to the mystery of why the fish came so close to the shore.

30

Jun

Sea Shepherd seeks end to Hawaii’s aquarium tradeOrganization is hoping to expose a multi-billion dollar industry that they say has ‘little or no enforcement, monitoring and limits.’

Sea Shepherd seeks end to Hawaii’s aquarium trade
Organization is hoping to expose a multi-billion dollar industry that they say has ‘little or no enforcement, monitoring and limits.’

26

Jun

Disco clams! The secret behind the mollusk’s flashy light show finally revealedUnlike fireflies and plankton, this dazzling display is not due to bioluminescence.

Disco clams! The secret behind the mollusk’s flashy light show finally revealed
Unlike fireflies and plankton, this dazzling display is not due to bioluminescence.

11

Jun

Mystery disease turns Oregon’s sea stars to gooThe cause of the wasting disease is unknown, though scientists are working to determine if a virus or bacteria is to blame, along with environmental stressors.

Mystery disease turns Oregon’s sea stars to goo
The cause of the wasting disease is unknown, though scientists are working to determine if a virus or bacteria is to blame, along with environmental stressors.