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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, …

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This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

flyngdream: “Timestorm Films - Patagonia 8K | gif by FD ”

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Rangeomorphs Could Be Earliest Example of Reproduction in Complex Organism

Science News<p>A soft-bodied, fernlike creature reproduced in Earth's ancient oceans about 565 million years ago, making it the earliest known example of procreation in a complex organism, a new study finds.<p>Many scientists consider the creatures, called rangeomorphs, some of Earth's first complex …

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami’s 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Boy dies from box jellyfish sting in Thailand

The boy, who was French, died on Saturday evening after being stung by the jellyfish, regarded as one of the most poisonous creatures in the world.<p>According to the Bangkok Post, the attack happened on Had Kuad beach, also known as Bottle Beach. He died on the way to Phangan hospital.<p>Local police …

How to Successfully Focus on Fast Moving Subjects

It’s harder to hit a moving target than it is to hit a stationary target; any sniper, archer, or NFL quarterback knows this to be true. Photographers …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Deep-Sea Vehicle Nereus Lost 6 Miles Down

A catastrophic implosion likely led to the loss of the only scientific vehicle that could work at such extreme depths.<p>On Friday a deep-sea robotic vehicle named <i>Nereus</i> vanished under the weight of 6.2 miles (9,977 meters) of water in the western Pacific Ocean.<p>Surface debris—spotted the day after …

Company Plans To Make Paper Towels And Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.<p>In many places, like beaches in Israel, there are too many jellyfish, nourished by rising ocean temperatures and acidity. Besides stinging swimmers in that country and worldwide, they can cause other thorny problems, like recently clogging the intake pipes of a …

A flying robotic jellyfish? Prototype proves it's possible

It doesn't pay to underestimate a jellyfish. They may not look like the most athletic swimmers, but they're remarkably efficient -- and their body plan could have advantages that translate to the air, too. A team from New York University has designed a flying jellyfish-like robot that uses four …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

June 2013

Deep sea habitat with centuries-old marine life found off Ireland

NUI Galway scientists mapped rich colony half a mile below sea surface<p>Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 01:00 Updated: Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 08:54<p>Marine scientists …

The freak from the deep: Long-nosed fish that lives 3,000ft below the ocean is caught for only the second time ever

• The long-nosed chimaera was snagged by fishermen in the Davis Strait of Canada's extreme northerly province of Nunavut<br>• It is only the second of its …

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Jellyfish

Those jellyfish are trying to tell us something

Are jellyfish massing against humankind? Not really; it just seems that way. They may be sending us a message, though.<p>Enormous aggregations of the …

Jellyfish love the oceans we pollute

"Ouch!" is what most of us think when we think of jellyfish. They sting. They're slimy and they have no brains. So who would've predicted that the lowly jellyfish could emerge from the shadows as a destroyer of fisheries and ecosystems and even as a threat to penguins and whales.<p>Far down in …

One-fifth of all known hydrothermal vents are threatened by deep-sea mining

Tube worms and anemones on the Galapagos Rift. Photo Credit: NOAA Ocean Explorer.<p>Few moments have so profoundly altered our understanding of what it …

Deep-sea fishing regulations and a crucial European vote

The fates of some of our oldest and most mysterious natural treasures will hang in the balance tomorrow as members of the European Parliament's committee on fisheries vote on a future deep-sea fishing regulation for the northeast Atlantic. It is a game-changing moment for the deep ocean. The EU has …

E.U. Parliament Committee Adopts Watered-Down Restrictions on Deep-Sea Fishing

<b>BRUSSELS—</b>After months of delays, the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee approved a report yesterday to restrict fishing practices deemed …

3-D scans reveal deep-sea anglerfish's huge final meal (w/ Video)

Museum fish expert James Maclaine said he could tell the anglerfish's meal was a large bony fish by feeling the stomach, but without looking inside …

Jellyfish ‘bloom’ kills thousands of farmed salmon off Co Mayo

Losses also reported at sites off Donegal<p>Mon, Oct 21, 2013, 01:00<p>Up to 20,000 farmed salmon have been lost due to a jellyfish “bloom” off Clare …

Study on jellyfish energy consumption will improve bio-inspired robotic designs for Navy

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are part of a national study that has cracked how jellyfish move with the lowest cost of transport …

Biologist thinks jellyfish may have lured 300-pound sunfish to Puget Sound

SEATTLE - There's something fishy happening at a West Seattle restaurant, and in this case it's NOT what's on the menu but rather what's outside.<p>A …

Jellyfish’s sting could make you blubber

THE blue blubbers that plagued Hervey Bay's beaches last summer look set to return.<p>Surf Life Saving Queensland regional manager for Wide Bay …

Will Jellyfish Take Over the World?

Are jellyfish massing against humankind? Not really; it just seems that way. They may be sending us a message, though.<p>Enormous aggregations of the …