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Largest Northern Anchovy school seen off Scripps in more than 30 years.

A massive school of Northern Anchovy formed a dark band off La Jolla on July 8, 2014. Scripps scientists, who haven't seen such an aggregation in more than 30 years, said it is unclear why...Read more

A record-breaking school of mobular rays has arrived off the coast of Baja.   Possibly the largest gathering of rays in the world and no one knows why. ...Read more

 "Thar he blows!" In a scene straight out of Moby Dick, a rare white whale is back and putting on a show for his fans off the eastern coast of Australia this week.

First spotted on Tuesday, the albino humpback has been nicknamed "Migaloo" by researchers who track his movements....Read more

Did you know that thousands of enormous shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year? Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute use deep-sea robots to study the life that grows around these containers. Learn more: ...Read more

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

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