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This Lobster Was Found With a Pepsi Tattoo

We already knew the trash problem in the ocean was getting out of hand, but when a lobster shows up with a Pepsi label actually tattooed on its claw, …

Track Down

We Can't Decide if This Purple Giant Isopod Is Cute or Creepy

Deep-sea gigantism or abyssal gigantism means that — nightmarishly, like something out of the Upside Down of " Stranger Things " <i> —</i> creatures in the …

Stranger Things

You Won’t Understand How Deep the Ocean Is Until You Watch This

The ocean is deep. Really deep. So deep that it's difficult to wrap your head around how deep it actually is. This video graphic by Tech Insider uses …

Mount Everest

What If Your Job Was to Hunt for Tapeworms in Shark Guts?

There are a lot of strange jobs out there, but "shark-intestine tapeworm hunter" may just take the cake. Parasitologists Kirsten Jensen and Janine …

Biology

JUST DISCOVERED! Helmet-Wearing Worm Was the Safest Dude in the Sea

Researchers have discovered a new, bizarre, ancient sea worm that's making them rethink how this kind of creature lived. Called <i> Orthrozanclus …

Biology

Watch This Octopus Make Her Own Armor to Escape a Shark

<b> It seems as though octopuses are one step closer to outsmarting us all.</b> via GIPHY The team at " Blue Planet II " has given us yet another …

Blue Planet II

This Snail Cruises the Sea on a Raft of Its Own Mucus

Snail mucus is enjoying a bit of an unexpected heyday right now as a heralded skin care ingredient. Some skin care experts believe it protects and …

Wikimedia

Scientists Are Bringing Back This Prehistoric Creature in Robot Form

The plesiosaur (from the Greek "near to lizard") was a giant, four-"flippered," prehistoric marine reptile that roamed the Jurassic oceans of the …

Prehistory

18 Ocean Movies & Shows Streaming on Netflix in 2018

As 2017 winds to a close, it's time to start looking ahead to the new year. In an effort to help you all make your 2018 ocean-filled, sea-spectacular …

Netflix Original

This New, Spiky Sea Slug Is Named After Barack Obama

If you've ever called someone by the wrong name, maybe so many times it got awkward, then you might be able to relate to the researchers who only …

Zoology

There's Video of a Squid Coming to Life & It's Unbelievably Cute

Squid babies: They're (almost!) just like us!At least, that's what it looks like now that we have footage of baby squids coming to life under a …

UC Berkeley

Thought Puka Shell Necklaces Died in the '90s? Well, They’re Baaaackk

<b> When the dream of the 1990s was still alive , mall rats and frat boys alike wore puka shells because ya gotta have yer pooks !</b> via GIPHY Kool kids …

Giphy

WATCH: 800 Belugas Have a Touching Reunion in New Drone Footage

As exciting as your upcoming class reunion may seem, there's no way it can compare to the incredible reunion of 800 belugas in northern Canada, …

Whales

Nathan the Cat Loves the Ocean Even More Than You Do

There's a bit of a stereotype surrounding cats and the ocean. <b> They seem like they're raising their cat eyebrows at any person who chooses to spend</b> …

Pets

This Woman’s Dying Wish Was to See the Ocean One Last Time

<b> Some incredible paramedics granted one Australian woman with her dying wish: to see the ocean one last time.</b> via GIPHY It happened as the ambulance …

Empathy

North America Gets Largest Marine Reserve, Manta Rays Leap for Joy

Archipelago is such a <i> beautiful</i> word for "an island group or island chain, a cluster or collection of islands." <b> South America has its Galapagos</b> …

North America

The Gulper Eel & Its Freaky Mouth Prove Nature Is Terrifying

The deep-sea midnight's swimming mouth is the gulper eel ( <i> Eurypharynx pelecanoides).</i> <i></i> Well-named, Science. They're also known as the umbrella-mouthed …

Fish

You Can Now Get Married Underwater, Thanks to This Hotel

Do you love the ocean so much that you'd want to get married in it? Well, Hotel Metropole can make that happen. The branch of the famous hotel in …

Weddings

SOLVED! The Mystery of the Fly That Loves to Swim

The alkali fly and its mysterious ability to remain dry has been confusing people for more than a century. At first glance, the alkali fly seems …

Mark Twain

WATCH: The Deepest-Ever Deep-Sea Fish Is All Ponyo Smiles

Abomination. Terror. Pitch-blackness. Pressure. Monsters with glowing photophores. Those are descriptive words in the usual headlines about the deep …

Fish

WATCH: This Fish Species Has Figured Out How to Use Tools

<i></i> Tool use. It's a behavior that behavioral scientists used to say separated the intelligent life on Earth (us) from the rest of life (the animals). …

Blue Planet II

The Spa Trick You Might Want to Steal From Sea Otters

<i></i> <b> Ten out of 10 sea otters recommend it. Thalassotherapy might be just what you need in these trying times.</b> <br>Kelp wraps may have benefits for human …

Alternative Medicine

Undersea Stockholm Syndrome: These Shrimp Serve Their Captors Forever

There's one type of shrimp that lives in a glass house. But unlike the meaning of that idiom, these shrimps aren't too critical of the life around …

Love Stories

Meet the Jellyfish That's Sometimes Mistaken for a Whale Placenta

In a meeting of jellyfish, the <i> Deepstaria</i> would stand out. The deep-sea creature is as soothing to watch as a lava lamp and has been mistaken for a …

Sperm

These Ocean-Themed Workouts & Classes Are Perfect for Sea Lovers

Boutique fitness classes are all the rage these days. Forget the same boring treadmill routine at the gym. These days, you can probably find a …

Exercise

Why Great White Sharks Can't Be Found in Aquariums

Have you ever noticed that even at the most top-notch aquariums, there are never any great white sharks available for viewing? It's certainly not for …

White Shark

Sea Scorpions Are the Extinct Sea Creatures of Your Nightmares

Are you having a nice day? Would you like to ruin it by finding out that giant, speedy, 8-foot scorpions used to roam around in lakes? Great! You've …

Zoology

WATCH: Great White Shark Gets Uncomfortably Close to Videographer

Who among us hasn't wondered about the person bravely operating the camera behind the amazing photos of great white sharks' serrated, terrifying, …

White Shark

This Turtle Always Looks Like a Bag of Bricks Fell on Its Face

Ever seen a turtle that looks like someone dropped a bag of bricks on it from a 10-story building? Hopefully, you were looking at the Indian …

Turtles

This Gross Undersea Worm Can Shoot a Web Out of Its Mouth

Today in gross ocean creatures that shouldn't exist, we bring you the ribbon worm, which looks like gummy candy that has been brought to life. <b> Its</b> …

Worms