Source: Richard Kemeny – National Geographic
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Despite their slug-like reputation, these squishy creatures can actually zip along for miles on ocean currents.
Sea cucumbers, long confined to the slow-moving category of marine critter, are actually high-speed travelers, new research reveals. Read more
January 29, 2019 | SDRadmin
Source: Josh Cassidy and Cassie Boyle – Deeplook.com
Every summer, millions of people head to the coast to soak up the sun and play in the waves. But they aren’t alone. Just beyond the crashing surf, hundreds of millions of tiny sea urchin larvae are also floating around, preparing for one of the most dramatic transformations in the animal kingdom. Read more
January 2, 2019 | SDRadmin
It’s that time of year again: time to give thanks, to eat extra, and to think deeply about that enigmatic holiday species: the turkeyfish.
Viewed from the right angle, the ornate fins of the lionfish resemble turkey plumage. That’s why ‘turkeyfish’ is one of the many imaginative names people use when referring to the lionfish. Depending on where you live, you may also hear the lionfish called a devil fish, red lionfish, scorpion-cod, zebrafish, ornate butterfly-cod, featherfins, butterfly cod, Indian turkeyfish, soldier lionfish, or poison scorpion! Read more
November 8, 2018 | SDRadmin
OFF THE COAST of Monterey, California, and some two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists piloting a remotely-operated submersible saw something no one has ever seen before. Octopuses. Hundreds of them. Huddled on a rocky outcrop at the base of an underwater mountain. Read more
November 1, 2018 | SDRadmin
By Brook Peterson
Traveling to Tonga as a dive destination was never at the top of my list. But then a friend invited me to cruise aboard the Nai’a, Tonga’s seasonal liveaboard, to photograph humpback whales. All excursions were to be done on snorkel as scuba diving in open water is not safe. I didn’t hesitate for a moment, knowing that the opportunity to get in the water with humpbacks is very rare. Read more
September 18, 2018 | SDRadmin
Source: Paul Stuzziero
My daughter Alexandra loves to shot Lion Fish for both conservation measures and the fact they taste fantastic. Several weeks ago she shot several of these fish. One in fact was just ½” shy of the state record in FL.!! Read more
September 5, 2018 | SDRadmin
Let’s Jaw about Jawfish
What do we humans do with our jaws? Bite, chew, talk and… that’s about it. Pitiful, right? Aside from a few visits to the dentist and the odd plastic surgeon, we have a lamentable lack of imagination when it comes to finding exciting projects for the lower portion of our faces. Read more
August 27, 2018 | SDRadmin