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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.

18

May

This popular diving site, straightforwardly called “The Tank,” is located off the coast of Jordan in Aqaba Marine Park. The American M42 Duster was sunk in 1999 by the Jordanian Royal Ecological Diving Society to create the artificial reef.10 of the world’s most spectacular artificial reefs

This popular diving site, straightforwardly called “The Tank,” is located off the coast of Jordan in Aqaba Marine Park. The American M42 Duster was sunk in 1999 by the Jordanian Royal Ecological Diving Society to create the artificial reef.
10 of the world’s most spectacular artificial reefs

12

May

treehugger:

Giant green anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) are kinda silly looking, with their neon color, round bodies and kooshball-like tentacles. But their appetite is serious.

treehugger:

Giant green anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) are kinda silly looking, with their neon color, round bodies and kooshball-like tentacles. But their appetite is serious.

17

Apr

4 new ‘killer sponges’ discovered in PacificUnlike the majority of their filter-feeding cousins, these deep-sea carnivorous sponges hook in their prey to slowly digest it.

4 new ‘killer sponges’ discovered in Pacific
Unlike the majority of their filter-feeding cousins, these deep-sea carnivorous sponges hook in their prey to slowly digest it.

16

Apr

Meet the Marine Big 5 of South AfricaGansabaai, South Africa is the primary habitat for 5 of the world’s most endangered marine animals. Here are facts about each of them.

Meet the Marine Big 5 of South Africa
Gansabaai, South Africa is the primary habitat for 5 of the world’s most endangered marine animals. Here are facts about each of them.