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Zombie worm eats whale bones in Japan's Sagami Bay

Zombie Worms Crave Bone

Credit: Yoshihiro Fujiwara/JAMSTEC Zombie worms don’t crave brains: instead they seek bones. The 1 to 3 inch (2 to 7 centimeter) Osedax worms were first discovered living in the bones of a rotting...

Your Ocean

Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Mexico…it is all a single, enormous, interconnected ocean that covers much of our planet. But that doesn't mean that it has the same...
A female and male Photerus annecohenae

You Light Up My World!

A female (top left) and male Photerus annecohenae. Note that females are larger than males (sexual dimorphism) and that males have bigger eyes. Credit: Jim G. Morin While people may give chocolates...

World Oceans Day 2014 Events

Come join us for events celebrating World Oceans Day and beyond at the National Museum of Natural History ! SUNDAY JUNE 8 – World Oceans Day The Great Adventures of Austin Clark and the Expedition...
Chrysaora melanaster is a jellyfish found in the Arctic.

World Oceans Day 2012

Chrysaora melanaster , one of the largest jellyfish commonly found in the Arctic, swims underneath the Arctic ice. Credit: K. Raskoff, Monterey Peninsula College, Arctic Exploration 2002, NOAA Here...

With Every Breath You Take, Thank the Ocean

Kelps are large, brown algae that grow along coasts around the world, especially in cooler regions. Credit: George Cathcart By Kalila Morsink When was the last time you thought about your breathing?...

When Life Gives You Lionfish…

Jeweler Palovi Baezar with her first set of lionfish earrings, which she made in the summer of 2013. Credit: Phil Karp By Kalila Morsink It was the summer of 2013, and Phil Karp was staring at a dead...

What’s the Ocean Worth...in Dollars?

Credit: © John Hilliard Tsukiji Fish Market’s first auction of 2016 made headlines when a 440lb (200kg) endangered bluefin tuna sold for 14 million yen—about 117,283 U.S. dollars. In 2013 a single...

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