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Living on the Ocean Floor - footage recorded by Vincent Zintzen, Te Papa Fish Team, Natural Environment.

Film recorded using a baited Lander in various locations and depths around NZ. The video unit lights up the dark world of the deep sea.

Food is scarce so the animals that live...Read more

One of the most incredible organisms living in the oceans of planet Earth is the Turritopsis Dohrnii, more popularly known as the immortal jellyfish. Watch the video to find out why!

It is a tiny, transparent jellyfish that was first discovered in the 1880s in the Mediterranean Sea, but...Read more

In the latter half of 2017, "Blue Planet II" brought unusual sea life to the forefront of water cooler chats around the world. Now, scientists have released video footage of a jellyfish they’ve dubbed the “deep sea firework” because of its vibrant appearance.

The wondrous Halitrephes...Read more

A group of divers had an incredible encounter forced upon them by a gentle giant whale shark.

As the whale shark approached one of the lone divers, he expected the giant to...Read more

As a hermit crab grows its shell becomes a tighter fit so eventually the crabs need to move into a bigger one, leading to an amazing exchange.Read more

Despite its size, Stygiomedusa is rarely caught on camera. In the 27 years that MBARI's ROVs have been patrolling the deep-sea, they've observed the strange animal just seven times.

"It's one of the largest invertebrate predators known in the ocean," says the team. "Yet little is...Read more

The mantis shrimp uses its formidable weapon to break the shells of its prey but, until recently, it was unclear how its club could receive such a severe, repetitive pounding without suffering too much damage. The club, in fact, handles as many as fifty thousands strikes during its lifespan. So...Read more

Coral is the backbone of the whole tropical ecosystem and if it disappears, we’re in a lot of trouble. Ken Nedimyer plants coral in an offshore nursery near the Florida Keys and reintroduces it to the reefs.Read more

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