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cetacean-nation: watershedplus: Humpback whales use a special...

Photo by Wayne Davis, http://oceanaerials.com/ Photo by Wayne Davis, http://oceanaerials.com/ http://cbkhan.blogspot.ca/2013/07/flight-07-july-2013-great-south-channel.html cetacean-nation: watershedplus: Humpback whales use a special hunting technique known as bubble net feeding. Show More Summary

Fins up if you love sharks! There’s still a lot to learn about...

Fins up if you love sharks! There’s still a lot to learn about these fascinating, misunderstood creatures, but one thing we do know is that there’s a huge diversity of spectacular shark species gliding through our ocean.

Build your very own CTD. Then kiss it and love it and call it George.

OMG OMG OMG OMG, Andrew Thaler, Kersey Sturdivant and Russell Neches over at Oceanography for everyone have just published a Build Guide for the OpenCTD, the CTD you can build at home. In case you didn’t know, a CTD is the tool that enables us to calculate the temperature, salinity and density of seawater. They are […]

6-25-16 the Transient Orcas Just Keep Showing Up

Saturday, June 25th...another day with transient orcas in several different locations all day long......out on Peregrine for both morning and afternoon trips...every encounter is unique - this morning was about the whales and a sealShow More Summary

cutie-sharks: pathdoodles: tbh i really enjoy blue sharks bc...

cutie-sharks: pathdoodles: bh i really enjoy blue sharks bc they always looked shocked =O So many beautiful sharks

thebrainscoop: There are corals and at least six different...

hebrainscoop: There are corals and at least six different kinds of shells glued to the exoskeleton of this marine animal. ???????????? It’s a carrier shell (Xenophora pallidula), a marine snail that scoots around picking up empty shells, broken corals, rocks, and even trash like bottle caps, which it glues to the outside of its shell. Show More Summary

6-24-16 So Many Days So Many Transient Orcas

...catching up on a couple transient (marine mammal eating) orca encounters...there have been transient orcas in many locations in the inland waters over the last week or so......even on the morning of 6/23 there was a large group of...Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: Say hello to the purple sea urchin! Found in...

noaasanctuaries: Say hello to the purple sea urchin! Found in West Coast sanctuaries like Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, these little urchins inhabit tide pools and kelp forests, where they eat algae like kelp, as well as other decayed matter. Have you spotted a purple sea urchin while visiting a sanctuary? (Photo: Chad King/NOAA)

That’s a wrap!

We’re already counting down the days until next year’s Cephalopod Week. Make sure you check out @cephalopodweek for more cephalocontent from@sciencefriday as well as MBARI, @amnhnyc, @heycalacademy, and other inkredible organization...

explore-blog: Celebrate Cephalopod Week with Susan Middleton’s...

explore-blog: Celebrate Cephalopod Week with Susan Middleton’s stunning photographs of marine invertebrates. 

Is this a visitor from another planet? Very few aquariums in the...

Is this a visitor from another planet? Very few aquariums in the world are displaying this bizarre species, which we first exhibited in 2012.   Like many cephalopods, bigfin reef squid use pigmented skin cells, called chromatophores, to change color and pattern. Show More Summary

This Cuttlefish Dazzles - Science Friday

This Cuttlefish Dazzles - Science Friday: Senior Aquarist Bret Grasse chats with @sciencefriday about this captivating and colorful cuttlefish!

So you want to set up a home aquarium...

We totally get it—you’re so inspired by movies like Finding Dory or a visit to an aquarium that now you want your own Dory or Nemo. Keeping a fish can help you learn about caring for live animals and gain respect for aquatic life, but there’s a lot more to it than just fish + water + plants + food = aquarium. Show More Summary

cephalopodweek: Have you ever seen an octopus run before? From...

cephalopodweek: Have you ever seen an octopus run before? From @sciencefriday: Crawling, swimming, squeezing, jetting—the range of movement available to an octopus is impressive. Yet some species occasionally choose to stand up on two arms and “run” backwards. Show More Summary

Calling all members–ready, set, NOM! Join us for our...

Calling all members–ready, set, NOM! Join us for our annual Picnic by the Bay and enjoy dining on our ocean-front decks or in front of your favorite exhibit.

The Ocean Cleanup deployed a prototype and I honestly have A LOT of questions

Judging from the number of emails Miriam and I received from reporters today, the general public wants to hear what we have to say about the project a lot more than the Ocean Cleanup does. But with the new media blitz that is going on, I admit I checked out the prototype that the Ocean […]

cephalopodweek: dailydot: These #CephalopodWeek infographics...

cephalopodweek: dailydot: These #CephalopodWeek infographics shows everything you should know about squids It’s the third-annual #CephalopodWeek and we’re celebrating the cephalove for squids, octopuses, nautiluses, and cuttlefish! There...Show More Summary

TBT to one of our all-time-favorite videos featuring the...

TBT to one of our all-time-favorite videos featuring the ink-credible giant Pacific octopus! 

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