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Parasols of the seaThis beautiful small jelly looks like a...

Parasols of the sea This beautiful small jelly looks like a miniature umbrella. Barely one inch in diameter, its tiny size and transparent body make it nearly invisible in the ocean. The most conspicuous parts of this jelly are its four radial canals. Show More Summary

This squid won’t stop staring at you

Stop it. Stop staring at me Taonius sp. All the other squids that MBARI featured during Cephalopod week are either cute, athletic, or named after breakfast foods. But you, you just can’t stop staring can you? I know you are just floating there below 300 m with your arms up in the air water like you […]

The Deep-Sea Coral That Is Older and More Awesome Than David Caruso

From the deep flanks of the atolls and islands of the tropical Pacific, live corals as old as Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza. At 4,000 years old, the Leiopathes sp. black corals beat the quahog clams, which live to be 400, and the tortoise Jonathon, who’s 176. Of course, these deep-sea black corals are colonial creatures, a little […]

#CephalopodWeek is ending today, but it’s always a...

#CephalopodWeek is ending today, but it’s always a cephalo-bration in our Tentacles special exhibition! Have you seen it yet? Go behind the scenes of Tentacles in this short video

Chambered nautilus: the ocean’s jet-propelled diverTo avoid...

Chambered nautilus: the ocean’s jet-propelled diver To avoid predators by day, nautilus linger along deep reef slopes as deep as 2,000 feet. At night, they migrate to shallower waters and cruise the reefs, trailing their tentacles in...Show More Summary

Snowy DaysWe’re almost ready to release the first rescued...

We put harmless dots on snowy plover chicks to tell them apart until they're old enough to be banded. We put harmless dots on snowy plover chicks to tell them apart until they're old enough to be banded. Snowy Days We’re almost ready...Show More Summary

Googly eyes make this shrimp a fearsome hunterWith claws that...

Googly eyes make this shrimp a fearsome hunter With claws that crack clam shells, the peacock mantis shrimp has a well-deserved reputation for muscling its way through coral reefs. But it’s the eyes that make this tiny beast an unbelievably effective hunter. Show More Summary

Did you hear the good news? Last week we welcomed two new chicks...

Did you hear the good news? Last week we welcomed two new chicks to our African blackfooted penguin exhibit! Chick One hatched on May 7 to parents Karoo and Messina. Chick Two hatched the following day, on May 8, and is in a nest with experienced surrogate parents Boulders and Walvis. Show More Summary

Racing Extinction Screening ~ Earth Day Texas 2015

Racing Extinction Trailer – Screening at Earth Day Texas 2015 from Oceanic Preservation Society. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of … Continue reading ?

Ready for your Easter egg hunt? Our spirited sea otters enjoyed...

Ready for your Easter egg hunt? Our spirited sea otters enjoyed some crunchy ice treats for a training enrichment—decorated in clam frosting! Watch the otter eggstravaganza! Learn more about our rescued sea otters

How do we keep our rescued sea otters happy and healthy? Otter...

How do we keep our rescued sea otters happy and healthy? Otter pops! These icy treats provide a crunchy challenge for our otters to crack open—and are decorated with minced clam frosting! Watch how we make these eggscelent treats Learn more about our Sea Otter Program

Shark Night! featuring Dr. Demian Chapman

Science on Tap presents, Shark Night! featuring Dr. Demian Chapman from Alan Alda Center. Marine scientist, Dr. Demian Chapman, discusses how the illegal shark fin trade is harming sharks and the health of the oceans. He shares his experiences tagging … Continue reading ?

3-7-15 T137A and A Harbor Porpoise Fetus

I'll start with March 5th......what a wild day......whales spotted in Spieden Channel going west...but then not seen...a while later, over the hydrophones I hear transient figuring they are coming down island, because that's...Show More Summary

HOI the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Hawaiian Monk Seal meets Manta Rays from Manta Ray Advocates Hawaii. “Waimanu – a Hawaiian Monk seal – was seen at the Manta Ray Night Dive a few times over the past few weeks, but always on the dark outskirts. Last … Continue readi...

Video: Rare Blue Whale Footage Captured Off California

Underwater footage of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) off Laguna Beach. (Photo: Rich German / YouTube) While paddling off Laguna Beach recently, one lucky paddle boarder was in the right place at the right time to spot an elusive blue whale—an endangered marine mammal that’s rarely spotted. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Approves Seismic Airgun Use off the Atlantic Coast In Spite of Local Opposition and Threats to Marine Life

A North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species that will be impacted by this decision. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) For more than 30 years, the Atlantic coast has been off limits to offshore drilling. Show More Summary

Kure Beach Mayor’s Support for Seismic Airgun Blasting Spurs Public Outcry

Kure Beach citizens show their opposition to Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth’s support for seismic airgun blasting. (Photo: Oceana / Randy Sturgill) In January, Kure Beach, North Carolina Mayor Dean Lambeth voiced his support for the American Energy Forum’s push to approve seismic airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast. Show More Summary

Save Penguins and Threatened Wildlife at Earth’s Remotest Places

  On March 16, 2011, a horrific environmental disaster occurred at the most remote inhabited island group in the world, Tristan da Cunha, that threatened the second largest concentration of seabirds in the world. Marine scientist Dr. David E. Guggenheim, president of  Ocean Doctor, was aboard a ship that received a distress call from a […]

Ozeanversauerung – Ökosysteme im Wandel (video, in German)

Wissenschaftler des Alfred-Wegener-Institutes blicken unter die Oberfläche des arktischen Ozeans. Sie wollen wissen, wie steigende Temperaturen und die Ozeanversauerung das Leben im Hohen Norden verändern. In den Gewässern um Spitzbergen sind die Biologen auf der Suche nach zwei Fischarten: dem Atlantischen Kabeljau und dem Polardorsch. Show More Summary

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