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This video describes four new species of carnivorous sponges from the Northeast Pacific Ocean that were discovered by MBARI scientists. Carnivorous feeding in sponges is an adaption to the food poor deep-sea environment, where filter feeding -- the typical way sponges feed -- is energetically...Read more

A very entertaining and educational presentation about octopus.  Filmed at Monterey Bay Aquarium and compiled from lots of sources. Hope you enjoy this video as much as we did.  ...Read more

The "sea sapphire" is a weird, beautiful little creature. Although the copepod sits at the bottom of the ocean's food chain, the millimeter-long creature can perform a neat little "trick": one minute it's practically invisible, the next it shines with brilliant color. The different species of...Read more

Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets.

At first, the animal appeared to be dead, yet Fishbach investigated and quickly discovered that the poor creature was tangled in a...Read more

Scientists are searching for clues to what’s been killing starfish up and down the West Coast. The mysterious die-offs were first noticed in Washington State.

That’s where KCTS Seattle has been partnering with the environmental public media project EarthFix to get to the bottom of the...Read more

At the mere mention of the name 'jellyfish' most of us imagine shapeless, rubbery and even disgusting creatures. In any case there's something we do not wish to touch. It isn't until we see them under water that they transform into graceful beings. In the course of evolution jellyfish have...Read more

Ocean Ramsey, Hawaiian-born shark expert and conservationist, is arriving in New Zealand on February 8 on a two-week mission to drum up support for sharks. She will work alongside local shark expert Riley Elliott in his research on blue sharks and the two are collaborating on a book due for...Read more

Researchers have discovered the mystery behind the odd-shape of a seahorse's head.

According to the study conducted by researchers at University of...Read more

Lampreys in New Zealand are scarcely ever heard of, and that might be because the secretive eel-like fish are in decline. This video discusses some of the threats lampreys face worldwide.

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Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Dr Edith Widder shares the key insight -- and the teamwork -- that helped to...Read more