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7-21-16 Picnic Table Lady from New York and the Whales

Thursday, July 21st...early morning - 6:30 a.m. Shachi J-19, the leader, as the whales move north past the lighthouse......behind Shachi is Eclipse J-41 and Nova J-51......two whales were approaching......all of that lasted about 30Show More Summary

7-19-16 Now That Was A Fast Pass

Tuesday, JUly 19th...on the 19th J Pod, the L4s and the L47s came back down from the north zooming past the lighthouse...by the end of the day they were seen heading west......here are a few pics I captured from shore...the whales surp...Show More Summary

You talkin’ to me? The yellowfin surgeonfish is the largest...

You talkin’ to me? The yellowfin surgeonfish is the largest member of the Acanthurus genus and (like its fellow surgeonfish) wields a sharp spine at the base of its tail for warding off foes. You can see yellowfin surgeonfish in our new special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.

ucresearch: The drama between coral polyps rivals anything on...

ucresearch: The drama between coral polyps rivals anything on HBO Typically, if you want to study a microscopic underwater creature, you need to drag it out of the ocean and bring it into the lab. But now, researchers from Scripps Institution...Show More Summary

neaq: Visitor Video: Anna was showing off this day, and this...

neaq: Visitor Video: Anna was showing off this day, and this girl really knows how to impress people — what with all those arms and suckers and all. Video: nopointhere Octo-dance!

A Dream Job in Social Media and the Oceans Awaits

If you have been following me on Twitter or Instagram, then you know that I am having the time of my life down here in southern Louisiana in my dream job as the Executive Director of a marine laboratory (LUMCON).  I mean seriously my job comes with fan boat rides. #imonaboat well #imonafanboat A photo […]

neaq: Like their seadragon cousins, sea horses have long snouts...

neaq: Like their seadragon cousins, sea horses have long snouts that they use to vacuum up tiny prey | #VisitorPicture by @pmenegotto #regram #seahorse #ocean #animal #oceananimals #horsesofinstagram #boston #massachusetts Beautiful...

Have you been watching Okeanos explorer? If not, this week is your chance!

I’m kind of obsessed with Okeanos Explorer. Why? Because being able to watch a live feed of an ROV exploring the deep ocean on the TV in my living room is pretty amazing. THE FUTURE IS NOW PEOPLE. Okeanos Explorer is a NOAA boat whose sole business is ocean exploration. It uses two ROVs equipped with mega […]

dailyotter: Protective Sea Otter Mother Holds Her Pup...

dailyotter: Protective Sea Otter Mother Holds Her Pup Tightly Via frostnip907, who writes: This sea otter did not want anyone coming anywhere near her adorable baby. Don’t worry, we gave her plenty of space – this is cropped out of a photo taken with a superzoom as we passed by. Thumbs up for being sea otter savvy and giving this otter mom and pup their space!

This is Part 2 of our story about how cunning aquarists and...

This is Part 2 of our story about how cunning aquarists and colleagues cracked the code of comb jelly culture. Click here for Part 1. Untangling comb jelly culture was a little fishy. Even with decades of attempts, finding the Golidlocks point for cold-water comb jellies to feel “just right” and reproduce was as elusive as ever. Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: What better day than International Tiger Day...

noaasanctuaries: What better day than International Tiger Day to celebrate the tigers of the sea – tiger sharks! Tiger sharks are found in several national marine sanctuaries, including Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary,Show More Summary

npr: sciencefriday: Ever wonder what happens to your recycling...

npr: sciencefriday: Ever wonder what happens to your recycling after you leave it on the curb? It ends up in a place like this. Every day at the Sims Municipal Recycling facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, roughly 800 tons of recyclables meander through a tangle of machines, scanners, and conveyor belts. Show More Summary

Try as she might, MacKenzie Bubel just couldn’t satisfy the baby...

Try as she might, MacKenzie Bubel just couldn’t satisfy the baby comb jellies. The aquarist was attempting to spawn a species called Mnemiopsis leidyi—a ghostly-looking little creature native to the Gulf of Mexico—in the Aquarium’s Jelly Lab. Show More Summary

dailyotter: This Is MY Fish, Bird More at today’s Daily Otter...

dailyotter: This Is MY Fish, Bird More at today’s Daily Otter post! Thanks, Robin! Robin writes, “Sea otter in Seward, AK boat harbor. First he was eating a huge chunk of halibut and was being chased by gulls.  He left for 10 minutes  and came back with a hunk of salmon. Show More Summary

did-you-kno: Pom pom crabs and sea anemones have their own...

did-you-kno: Pom pom crabs and sea anemones have their own tiny cheer squads. The crabs wave the stinging anemones around to defend themselves against predators, while the anemones collect food particles they can feast on after sharing with their crab besties. Source

laughingsquid: Ocean Explorers Discover a Mysterious Purple Orb...

laughingsquid: Ocean Explorers Discover a Mysterious Purple Orb That Could Be a New Species

Pharaoh cuttlefish prowl the reef, flashing confusing patterns...

Pharaoh cuttlefish prowl the reef, flashing confusing patterns to distract potential prey. Two spring-loaded tentacles launch to catch mesmerized dinner.

noaasanctuaries: Don’t let go! Remoras like the ones attached...

noaasanctuaries: Don’t let go! Remoras like the ones attached to this Hawaiian spinner dolphin in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary use a special sucker on the top of their head to hold on to larger animals. Scientists...Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: Check this amazing octopus ????  out!  This...

noaasanctuaries: Check this amazing octopus ????  out!  This summer, we’ve teamed up with Nautilus Live to explore many of our West Coast national marine sanctuaries. Recently, the Nautilus’ ROV spotted this octopus in Arguello Canyon near Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Show More Summary

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