A super dense, briny pool of water lies at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, fatal to all but a few shrimp, bacteria, and tube worms. The density of the pool is what keeps it confined below the rest of the water.
I’d recommend staying out of the pool!
And the award for cutest cuttlefish relative goes to…the Googly-eyed Stubby Squid! What will compete for top place in my heart next? The ocean never fails to amaze. What a strange eye evolution. You have to wonder what purpose those googles serve.
An incredibly neat and rare sighting of a megamouth shark has been confirmed in the Philippines. They are related to the basking shark and feed off of plankton and jellyfish. Not much is known about their range because they are so rarely seen in the wild.
I imagine they probably don’t have huge population numbers, and reside in the vast stretches of open ocean rarely traversed by humans, like the middle of the Indian Ocean and Southern Pacific.
Mysterious death of a tagged Great White Shark has scientists scrambling for answers. Was is just a simple case of cannibalism, or is there something HUGE living at 1900ft. (I think it may be the latter, and that would be really awesome to document!)
Look at this incredible specimen! It is astounding how large this family of fish can get if left to live full lives. It is interesting to note that many of the recent large catches have been around the bases of offshore oil rigs. Would make for an interesting study of a microhabitat in the immediate vicinity of rigs.
What happens when a whale washes up the Jersey shore? You tag it bro. Claim it off the streets! I hope they truly enjoy these ‘spoils’!