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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 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 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 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 That Could Be a New Species
bowiebranchia: Cheeky Pink Convergent evolution: the Bowie nudi.
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 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 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
As the Soberanes Fire continues to burn, our thoughts are with our staff, volunteers and community members affected by the blaze. You can help those displaced by the fire thanks to the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Thanks everyone, and godspeed to the incredible fire crews in the air and on the ground. Photo by local photographer Justin Hofman.
zerostatereflex: Ever wondered what a developing #cuttlefish embryo looks like? Here is one at 21 days old by: Alix Harvey
The pajama cardinalfish is what you get when a fish gets dressed in the dark. Or when you’re the last fish to pick a pattern. Or when your natural habitat is the fabric store scraps bin.
Pacific seahorses are the only seahorse species found in California. These neigh-borly fishes are also some of the largest of their kind—fully grown, Pacific seahorses can be over a foot (30.5 cm) long! You can find these seahorses in our latest special exhibition ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge!
earth-land: Swimming With Whale Sharks - Philippines by Tommy Schultz
Giant kelp blades go with the flow: in our exhibit, they’re ruffled and rugged to renew the water slowly pulsing over them. But in places with strong currents, these ridges are removed in favor of a sleek and slippery blade to weather the storms. Happy Seaweed Sunday!
noaasanctuaries: Male ruby brittle stars sit atop a brain coral in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, not long before a mass coral spawning event in the sanctuary. Every year, 7-10 days after the August full moon, the reef-building...Show More Summary
laughingsquid: Incredibly Rare Underwater Footage of a Deep Sea Squid Giving Birth to Glowing Babies
noaasanctuaries: We hope your weekend is swell! Here, a group of northern fur seals haul out on San Miguel Island in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Behind them, a swell caused by 2014’s Tropical Storm Douglas moves in toward the beach. These fur seals didn’t seem to mind the sea breeze and big waves. (Photo: Kristin Wilkinson)
The sea pig is a porky-looking sea cucumber that lives on the deep sea floor. It walks along the mud using “legs” that inflate and deflate with water like a car dealership tubeman! For more of the mysterious deep-sea life of the Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Deep Sea Guide!
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