Science

Friday Mega-Smorgasbord: Squid arms, robofish, shark feast, sea slugs, coral planting, living undersea, AEFW hit the high seas and gigantic clumps of whale poo

We have a great post lined up for this Friday with everything from amazing to just odd and something in between. We lead off this edition with a breaking story about deep sea squids that actually tear its arms free…

TEDed: The Secret Life of Plankton

We all know that there is more to our oceans than what we can see with the naked eye, with strange¬† zooplankton, phytoplankton and other bizarre creatures dominate the microscopic world. Yet footage of these animals still doesn’t cease to…

Coral Restoration Foundation’s Ken Nedimyer named a CNN Hero

We never get tired hearing about the work Ken Nedimyer is doing with the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) and recently, Ken was featured as a CNN Hero by the cable news giant for the reef restoration projects they are taking…

Coral Restoration Foundation video by Fincasters is an even better look at the coral tree nurseries

Fincast’s John Carlin put together a nice video showcasing the Coral Reef Foundation and the work they are doing to replenish staghorn corals in the reefs surrounding the Florida coast. Coral Restoration Foundation founder Ken Nedimyer gives a nod to hobbyists for our…

Magical video by Coral Morphologic shows the staghorn coral tree nursery in exquisite detail

If you were intrigued by our last story on the staghorn coral tree nursery by the Coral restoration Foundation, Coral Morphologic has produced a video of what these aquaculture contraptions look like out in the field. We’re not sure how…

Over 200 new invertebrates and 11 new fish discovered in Philippines

The California Academy of Sciences recently concluded a biodiversity expedition in the¬†Philippines¬†discovering over 300 new species including 200 marine invertebrates and 11 new fish. The six-week expedition focused most of the marine exploration on the Verde Island Passage, a deep-water…

Celebrate World Oceans Day and Adopt-A-Coral

Today is World Oceans Day, a worldwide celebration of our wonderful oceans, and what better way to celebrate than to adopt a piece of a reef. Our good friends at the Coral Restoration Foundation are offering you the chance to…

Amazing images from reef restoration nursery on Florida Keys

We’ve written about Ken Nedimyer before and the amazing work him and his team are doing with the Coral Restoration Foundation, restoring coral to reefs off of Key Largo. We were amazed by these inspiring and beautiful pictures in a…

Blanket Octopus Video

  This is an amazing animal and an amazing piece of footage. The good folks at www.TONMO.com (your source for all things cehpy) have ID’d the animal as one of the blanket octopuses, Tremoctopus violaceus. Blanket octopus are rarely seen…