Source: JOHNNIE FLEMING – OCT 9, 2016
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If the ocean was a high school, you could probably find a sea urchin in the back of the book under the caption “Most Likely To Be An Alien Life Form.”
It’s basically just a giant ball, covered in spikes. And tube feet. And also pincer hands. Read more
October 27, 2016 | SDRadmin
Source: Azula by MIA NAKAJI MONNIER | OCT 10, 2016
Houses come in all variety of materials: brick, wood, stucco — even mucus. That is, if you’re a sand octopus anyway.
This thin-legged species has a special way of hiding from predators. It uses its funnel to shoot water into the sand, effectively making its own quicksand so that it can burrow more quickly into the seafloor. Read more
October 24, 2016 | SDRadmin
and Releases Captive Whale Sharks.
Source: Thecoraltriangle.com by Paul Hilton
Indonesian authorities just raided a major supplier of illegal marine megafauna in the remote Indonesian province of Maluku, discovering two illegally captured whale sharks which they released back into the wild. But there may be many more such cases in the Coral Triangle, as ocean theme parks in China and parts of Southeast Asia increase and seek out unique species to attract visitors. Award winning photojournalist Paul Hilton reports… Read more
September 20, 2016 | SDRadmin
Drones aren’t just for the military, Amazon and your dorky photographer friend. They’ve also become valuable tools for marine biologists, like the ones who captured this footage of endangered southern right whales off the coast of Australia. Read more
September 16, 2016 | SDRadmin
This Adorable Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize.
It’s a sheep! It’s a cow! No, it’s Costasiella kuroshimae (or ‘Leaf Sheep’ for short). This adorable little sea slug, whose beady eyes and cute feelers make it look like a cartoon sheep, feeds on algae – just like the real thing! Read more
September 15, 2016 | SDRadmin
A new study discovers sharks in Greenland can live up to be 400-years-old, making them the longest-living vertebrates on the planet.
” The Greenland shark has all the hallmarks of an animal that survives to extreme old age,” says Jelle Boonekamp of the Netherlands’ University of Groningen, who was not associated with the study. For starters, females can stretch 15 feet, which is longer than a station wagon. Those proportions mean the shark has few predators. Read more
September 10, 2016 | SDRadmin
Source Azula.com by Mia Nakaji Monnier
Georgia’s coast is dotted with loggerhead sea turtle nests this summer, which means that in about 60 days, it’ll be swarming with tiny, adorable hatchlings, making their long trek to the sea. This year, those hatchings could number more than a quarter million, which is not just adorable — it’s also a conservation milestone. Read more
September 3, 2016 | SDRadmin