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Dude, I got so tubed, brah! Tube anemones secrete tubes of...

Dude, I got so tubed, brah! Tube anemones secrete tubes of organic material and burrow in the sand—the anemones we have on display are actually several feet long. Radical!

8-3-16 They Passed By the Park in the Early Evening

Wednesday, 8-3-16...(I've missed some days and will fill them in soon).....now back to today!...in coming whales all day long...last time they made it in here it was in the middle of the night...this time it was still daylight when they...Show More Summary

healthfoodlab: Cutest #cuttlefish baby, OMG!!!!!!!! #squid...

A video posted by ??Yoyo ?? aka MOAB (@ayanomoab) on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:46pm PDT healthfoodlab: Cutest #cuttlefish baby, OMG!!!!!!!! #squid #cute #aquarium The world gains another cuttlefish ??

Oh hey, here’s something you otter know: since 1984,...

Oh hey, here’s something you otter know: since 1984, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Program team has worked to understand and protect southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). The population has slowly recovered from near-extinction in the early 1900s to become an icon of California’s Central Coast. Show More Summary

WHAT?! NO WAY! The rockmover wrasse is known to move (tiny)...

WHAT?! NO WAY! The rockmover wrasse is known to move (tiny) mountains of rubble and coral bits into its own sandy château.  You can see this industrious fish working on its latest construction in our ¡Viva Baja! special exhibition. 

Trying to take it easy? Our Western pond turtles are experts!...

Trying to take it easy? Our Western pond turtles are experts! Stop by for a lesson as they demonstrate the advanced “basking in the sun” technique in their open-air exhibit on our back deck.  Thank you to staffer Emily Simpson for the stunning turtle snap!

Question: Why do comb jellies have rainbows?Answer: An...

Question: Why do comb jellies have rainbows? Answer: An extravagant hair-do! Comb jellies—also known as ctenophores, or “comb bearers”—swim with eight pulsating rows of hair-like cilia. Fused at their bases like the teeth of a comb, successive plates of cilia beat from mouth to rear to propel the animal through the water. Show More Summary

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

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