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Turkey Fish aka Lionfish

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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 |

World’s largest deep-sea octopus nursery discovered

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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 |

Slipper Lobster

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Misplaced shoe or crazy crustacean? Misplaced shoe or crazy crustacean? Meet the “slipper lobster,” – a sea bottom dweller that’s found in warm waters worldwide. Read more

October 25, 2018 |

The Humpback Whales of Tonga

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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 |

Jawfish

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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 |

New Pygmy Seahorse Discovered

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This Pygmy seahorse is tiny—the size of a grain of rice. Researchers recently discovered that the colorful animal is a distinct species. Its name is Hippocampus japapigu, Latin for “Japan pig” seahorse, as some believe it resembles a baby pig. Read more

August 22, 2018 |
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