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Explorers spot mysterious purple orb on ocean floor

It's blobby. It's bright purple. It lives under the water. But what is it? Scientists aren't exactly sure just yet.<p>The research vessel Nautilus is a floating laboratory equipped with cameras that can peer deep down to the ocean floor. Researchers with the Ocean Exploration Trust posted a video on …

Scientists Find Whales And Dolphins Mourn Their Dead Too

Just like us.<p>Just in case you wanted to feel really sad today, scientists have discovered that at least seven species of marine mammals mourn the …

What Are Algae?

Algae are a diverse group of aquatic organisms that have the ability to conduct photosynthesis. Certain algae are familiar to most people; for …

12 Wild Underwater Adventures

Back away from the brochures touting captive dolphin excursions and get on our level. We’ve uncovered reef trails, long lost cities and the Pacific …

Geocaching

Video Rewind: Hidden Gems at Disneyland Park

On your next visit to Disneyland park, I encourage you to slow down and take a look at all the details and hidden surprises that await you in the …

Walt Disney Company

What to Read Next Based on Your Favorite Disney Princess

If it’s true that “a dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep,” then our wish is to have all the books—literally <i>all</i> of them—on …

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Now You Can Really Live Like A Disney Princess

It's official: You can now live like a Disney princess.<p>There's a gated community in Orlando, FL called the Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort. …

PHOTOS – Look Inside Festival Center at 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has returned to Walt Disney World Resort through May 30 this year. A few weeks ago I shared a …

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Heading to Disney World for the First Time? Here’s What No One Tells You

<b>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</b><p>As you’ve likely just learned, it takes a ton of time and hundreds of Google searches to plan a …

15 Hot Eats for Cool Days at Disneyland Resort

Anyone who has spent time in the parks on a chilly day has had the craving for comfort food to warm you up. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite eats …

Cooking

Breathtaking Underwater Photography, All Without Scuba Gear

Around 95% of the world’s oceans remain unexplored. This is hardly surprising when you think about it: humans have evolved to live on land, and …

Documentaries

All in The Details: Memento Mori at Magic Kingdom Park

The Haunted Mansion is one of my all-time favorite Disney Parks attractions, which is why I love stopping at its neighboring Memento Mori shop each …

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Duffy London's latest Abyss table is designed to resemble ocean chasms

This dining table by British design brand Duffy London uses layers of wood and glass to create the appearance of a watery abyss (+ slideshow).<p>The …

How to Plan an Unforgettable Girlfriends’ Getaway at the Disneyland Resort

As the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues to dazzle, 2016 is a great time for you and your girls to channel your inner princesses at the …

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The best underwater photography of 2015 illuminates rarely seen marine life

Winners of the 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition were announced this week, and they include images of rarely seen marine life.<p>The contest, …

Climate change: Cloudy oceans could give coral reefs the best protection

Turbid, cloudy water may be the best place for coral reefs to try and survive climate change, say researchers. Studies show that reefs in water which …

Climate Change

Wildlife Wednesday: ‘Star’ring Peach at Epcot

Meet Peach, a red cushion sea star at The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot. The Animal Care team often finds this adventurous sea star striking …

Disney Parks

This glowing whale-size, worm-like animal is one of the weirdest things in the ocean

Nope, the strange underwater thing in the image below isn't an inflatable tube man swallowed by the ocean.<p>It is a pyrosome.<p>Of all of the strange creatures in the ocean, the giant pyrosome is certainly one of the strangest.<p>Keep scrolling to learn more about this weird and fleeting animal.

Nature

These Stunning Ocean Photos Seek to Save Our Seas

Newly unveiled photography non-profit Sea Legacy aims to save 20% of oceans by 2020.<p>Today it is a disheartening truism that we are destroying the natural environment. Our planet is hurting, especially our marine environments, where pollution and loss of species is unignorably pronounced. Addressing …

Photographers

Morimoto Asia’s Hoisin Sticky Spare Ribs Recipe For ‘Cook Something Bold Day’ Nov. 8

There are more food holidays than we can count, but this one – Cook Something Bold Day – is the perfect opportunity to share one of our favorite new …

Disney Parks

The 10 Walt Disney World Commandments

As a Disney fan, I feel like it’s my duty to share with you an immense discovery that I just learned of myself. This is the type of stuff that’ll …

Walt Disney Company

Yummy Treats for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort

We all look forward to the fanciful decorations, Disney characters in holiday finery, the music, the spectacular fireworks and oh-so-jolly holiday …

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10 Ways Ocean Pollution Makes Us Sick

Our oceans are very polluted and full of plastic. Roughly 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans every year, and according to a …

New Dishes on Menu at ESPN Club at Disney’s BoardWalk at Walt Disney World Resort

Regulars know you arrive early on game day at the ESPN Club on Disney’s BoardWalk – and they also have their favorites on the menu. Recently, under …

Cooking

‘Olaf’s Snowgies’ Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card Debuts at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns to Magic Kingdom Park November 8, and this year Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fans can pick up a special …

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A Hassle-Free Honeymoon with Adventures by Disney

What’s your dream honeymoon? Beaches? Sightseeing? Opulent dining? Unforgettable activities? An Adventures by Disney vacation offers all these …

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7 Wedding Hairstyles Inspired by Your Favorite Disney Princess

We’ve seen Disney fans opt for castle venues, rock fairytale-worthy ball gowns, get animations projected onto their cakes, and walk down the aisle to songs like “A Whole New World,” all to pay homage to their favorite films…<p>Well, if those ideas sound a little too over-the-top but you still want to …

Weddings

Stunning Photos of Underwater Life You Need to See

Stunning Photos of Underwater Life You Need to SeeFlickr/Alexander SemenovFlickr/Alexander SemenovFlickr/Alexander SemenovFlickr/Alexander …

Flickr

Oceanography for Everyone

Empowering researchers, educators, and citizen scientists through low-cost, open-source hardware.<p>The ocean belongs to everyone.<p>The tools necessary to …