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Is this the world's most adorable octopus?

An as-yet undescribed species of octopus is just so gosh-darn cute that it may be named for its charms.<p>Look at this little guy! Look at its chubby little face and its stubby little tentacles and its big wide eyes! If you know your octopodes, you might have recognised its little ear-flaps and body …

Zoology

Incredibly Rare Underwater Footage of a Deep Sea Squid Giving Birth to Glowing Babies

In 2011, filmmaker Brent Hoff captured rare and amazing underwater footage of a deep sea squid giving birth, depositing the tiny cephalopods out into …

The Weirdest Fish On Earth Include Some Definite Nightmare Fuel

The oceans are full of life, including some creatures that are stranger than anything you could possibly imagine. And some of the most bizarre fish …

Why Australia has a walking fish problem

Here's a story about a fish. And this fish isn't staying where it's supposed to be.<p>We'll get to that in a moment. First, the basics.<p>The climbing perch is a freshwater fish native to Papua New Guinea, olive green color and about 10 inches long. So not too big, but it's kind of a tough guy.<p>Dr. Nathan …

Spineless: Susan Middleton’s Mesmerizing Photographs of Marine Invertebrates

Visual verses celebrating the glorious grandeur of life on our pale blue dot.<p>The mystery of marine life has compelled humanity for millennia, from ancient Indian mythology to Aristotle, who was the first to outline the distinction between invertebrates and vertebrates in his <i>Historia Animalium</i>. …

Zoology Notes 005: The jellyfish that sleeps

The box jellyfish has a deadly venom. It also has 24 eyes and sleeps<p>The box jellyfish <i>Chironex fleckeri</i> is infamous. Its venom will kill a human within minutes. This much I’ve known for decades. What I didn’t know until yesterday is that <i>C. fleckeri</i> has 24 eyes and appears to sleep.<p>More than a decade …

Zoology

Warming Pacific Makes for Increasingly Weird Ocean Life

A “blob” of warm water that’s partly to blame for dead birds and stranded sea lions in the Pacific may share a cause with Boston’s snows and California’s drought.<p>The baby sea lions started washing ashore in high numbers in 2013. But the Pacific along the U.S. West Coast really got weird in 2014, …

Researchers discover 3 new species of fish off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers in Hawaii have discovered three probable new species of fish while on an expedition in the protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.<p>In a statement released Wednesday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said divers …

9 Super Cool Facts About Sea Turtles

June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day and while we all know they're pretty, that the younglings rush to the water after they hatch and that they often …

Zoology

This Terrifying Killer Worm Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Evil has a new name ... and it's Bobbit.<p>Meet the Bobbit worm: the real-life subterranean assassin you probably never knew existed.<p>This not-so-little guy is one of the most unsettling ambush predators to date. It buries itself in the ocean floor, silently waiting to pounce on unsuspecting fish that …

Horror