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Judge Who Upheld Protections Saving Dolphins is Retiring

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson recently announced, at the age of 83, that he was retiring from the bench. Since the late 1980’s, Judge Henderson …

Octopus Steals Video Camera, Films Own Escape

While Victor Huang was trying out his shiny new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 in Wahine Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand, he attempted to get video of a …

Octopuses

This award-winning underwater photographer makes stunning images on a point-and-shoot camera

Anuar Patjane Floriuk won a prestigious World Press Photo award for the stunning image above, and he made it on a point-and-shoot camera.<p>The annual World Press Photo awards honor the most amazing photojournalists, sports photographers, and nature photographers working anywhere on the globe. Tech …

New Galápagos Sanctuary Has World’s Highest Abundance of Sharks

An abundance of marine wildlife receives protection from fishing by the government of Ecuador.<p>A new sanctuary now protects the unique marine life around the Galápagos Islands, including the highest abundance of sharks known in the world.<p>Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, announced creation of the …

Conservation

Drone Shots From Beautiful Lake Iliamna Show Large Salmon Migration

Migration

This Rare Video of a Baby Dolphin Being Born Is Basically the Most Joyful Thing Ever

BABY DOLPHIN!!!<p>In case you needed a small reminder that the world is a beautiful and magical place where beautiful and magical things happen, here's a rare video of a baby dolphin being born at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois.<p>Captured by CNN, the video shows a very pregnant Pacific …

This photographer shoots sharks in an underwater studio

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Hypnotic new jellyfish species discovered 2.3 miles under the sea

This mesmerizing video of a deep sea jellyfish may make you do a double take, but I assure you it is the real deal and not an impressive feat of CGI. …

Seawater

This Minivan-Sized Sea Sponge Is Thought To Be Planet's Largest

The ancient brain-like organism was found at a depth of 7,000 feet in waters off Hawaii.<p>Scientists exploring a deep swath of ocean in the Hawaiian archipelago got an unexpected surprise when they stumbled across a monstrous bottom-dwelling creature.<p>Earthlings, soak in the largest sponge ever …

Two humpback whales coming in to get a closer look at me and some customers on a pelagic shark dive with @oneoceandiving. Love this time of year for pelagic diving, because even if u don't get a whale to swim up to u, the songs they sing are freaking beautiful. These two whales almost look like their dancing. Diving with @oceanicramsey @oneoceandiving @oneoceanresearch @oneoceanglobal @oneoceaneducation @oneoceandesigns @oneoceanconservation @waterinspired #oneocean #savetheocean #travel #explore #whales #humpbackwhale #healthy #ocean Photo by #JuanOliphant #juanito @aquatech_imagingsolutions @cressi1946 @xcelwetsuits @guayaki

Strange Bioluminescing Deep Sea Animals | Blue Planet | BBC Earth

BBC

Scientists finally figured out why whales leap into the air

All over the world, whales leap high into the air and crash back into the water, slapping their tails and fins on the ocean’s surface on the way down. Since breaching (as the behavior is called) demands so much energy—especially when whales are fasting during migrations—scientists assume it plays a …

Whales

Scientists can now spy on whales from space

Scientists are spying on whales from space — because why not? Well, also because watching humpback whales from space allows researchers to keep tabs …

Adopt a Shark, Dolphin, Whale, Orca or Sea Turtle

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your favorite scuba diver? Sure, you could give candy or flowers, but adopting a sea turtle or other …

Sea Turtles

Stunning images of an Australian beach covered in a carpet of bright blue jellyfish

<b>A beach was covered in a carpet of jellyfish after hundreds of the creatures washed up on an Australian shore.</b><p><b>Deception Bay, Queensland, was taken over by blue blubber jellyfish – also known as catostylus mosaicus – with local Charlotte Lawson sharing images of the jellyfish-covered beach on</b> …

Hundreds of whales wash up dead on New Zealand beach

WELLINGTON: More than 400 whales were stranded on a New Zealand beach Friday, with hundreds already dead as volunteers raced to refloat the …

New Zealand

ESA Discovers an Organism That Can Survive 16 Months in Outer Space

Algae in Space<p>Fraunhofer scientists aboard the International Space Station (ISS) recently ran an experiment where they let algae loose into the …

Are drones disturbing marine mammals?

Marine researchers have made sure that their research drones aren't disturbing their research subjects, shows a report in <i>Frontiers in Marine Science</i>. …

An algae that survived two years in outer space may hold the secret to growing food on Mars

Humans won’t survive on Mars for very long if they don’t learn to grow their own food. That’s why we need to answer the question: What, if anything, can grow on the red planet?<p>A two-year experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) gives us some hints. A species of green algae and …

Space

Dolphins take recreational blowfish to get high

There’s a new reason why the blowfish’s name is so appropriate – dolphins are using them deliberately to get high.<p>Researchers found that blowfish …

Fish

Surprising Levels of Pollution Found in the Depths of the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is one of the deepest places on the Earth, extending up to seven miles below the sea surface at points. But, according to a new …

Act to Help Dolphins Who Can Barely Open Their Eyes in Over-Chlorinated Taiji Whale Museum Tank - One Green Planet

Dolphins are incredibly intelligent and social animals who are beautiful and fond of displaying their agility. But the very characteristics that make …

7 Fun Facts about Whale Sharks

The shark is seen by divers in many places, including the Bay Islands in Honduras; Thailand; the Philippines; the Maldives; Western Australia’s …

Police issue Devon humpback whale 'stay away' warning

<b>Police are asking people not to get too close to a humpback whale spotted off the south Devon coast.</b><p>It is believed to be with a calf and was last seen in Start Bay near Slapton.<p>Crowds have been drawn to the area, but a police spokesman said: "Please do not go anywhere near it on a boat".<p>The area is …

5 Animals That Mate Themselves to Death

There's a reason that spiders, eels, and some mammals practice suicidal reproduction.<p>Finding a mate can be exhausting—so much that some animals die after finally meeting that special someone.<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, we took a closer look at the reproductive strategy called …

Insects

Whales and History

<b>The Azores are a renowned hot spot for encountering marine wildlife, including the majestic sperm whale. Holly from WDC’s travel partner Off the Map</b> …

Tilikum's Story - Why Orcas Should Stay In The Wild

As an animal lover, it’s hard to see cruelty to animals, but sadly, it is happening all over the world. The death of Tilikum, the orca at Seaworld, …

Tilikum, SeaWorld Whale that Killed Trainer, Died from Bacterial Pneumonia

The SeaWorld whale that inspired the controversial documentary <i>Blackfish</i> died from bacterial pneumonia, it was revealed on Friday.<p>SeaWorld spokeswoman …