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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 …

Southern California Is Visited by a 'Blanket' of Tiny Red Crabs

Welcome to the “crabocalypse.”<p>Attention, seafood lovers! Grab your mallets and head on down to sunny Newport Beach, California, where the waterfront is strewn with a “big red blanket” of crabs.<p>OK, so these critters are too tiny to make for good eatin’, reports the <i>Orange County Register</i> (the source …

Newport Beach

This crazy squid with one huge eye was just spotted glowing in the wild for the first time

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute discovered that under a bright blue light, the normally bright-red and strawberry-looking squid glows an eerie blue. Especially its unique, single giant eye.<p>This glowing — called bioluminescence — may help animals hide from or distract …

11 Fun Facts That Prove Octopuses Are All Kinds Of Astonishing

Whether you know it or not, octopuses are incredible. They're some of the smartest creatures under the sea, they can change their appearance entirely, and some of them are pretty darn cute.<p>Below, 11 facts sure to convince you that octopuses are your new favorite animal.<p><b>1. Octopuses are widely</b> …

Swimming With Sharks on the Internet

A round-up of apps, websites, and livecams that will get you close—but not too close—to hammerheads, great whites, and other ocean beasts.<p>Let me start by saying this: Your chances of getting attacked by a shark are infinitesimal. It’s more likely that you'll win a mega jackpot in the lottery than …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Coral Reef Restoration in Malaysian Borneo

Wildlife<p><b>Coconut Cove, North Tip of Borneo, Malaysia</b>—It is good to be back in Malaysia among my finny friends. I am in a more familiar setting after weeks among leeches, razor sharp rattan and rotten fish on the second trip of the National Geographic Explorer funded Expedition Laos. In Kota …

Marine Conservation

Video: How do pygmy seahorses end up on matching corals?

Pygmy seahorses come in many colors, and biologists wondered whether they seek out coral that matches perfectly, or changed color somehow to match …

Octopus genome holds clues to uncanny intelligence

DNA sequence expanded in areas otherwise reserved for vertebrates.<p>With its eight prehensile arms lined with suckers, camera-like eyes, elaborate …

The toxic flamboyant cuttlefish is one of the few species to mate face-to-face

A Fisherman and Conservationist: A Kenyan Fisherman Restores Corals for 40 Years

Changing Planet<p><i>By Jennifer O’Leary and Arthur Tuda</i><p>Pascal Yaa is a small-scale octopus fisherman who has been fishing the coral reefs off Mombasa, Kenya since 1968. As a spear-fisher, Pascal swims the reefs daily with a mask and snorkel. Recently, he has been disturbed by what he is seeing. …

Conservation