Today's Catch

A Cardinalfish with eggs

Brooding Cardinalfish

Cardinalfish take their parental duties very seriously. This type of care is called mouth brooding and is a way for the fish to protect their eggs from hungry predators. In cardinalfish, the duty is tasked to the father, but in some fish species,...

Great White in the Sunlight

Most people know the great white shark is a formidable predator. It may come as a surprise, however, that they are also intelligent , highly inquisitive creatures. When great whites gather, they seem to show different behaviors, from open-mouthed...
Boxing Crab

Boxing Crab

The boxer crab or pom-pom crab gets its name from the two anemones it holds in its claws. When provoked by a predator the crab will wave the stinging anemones to ward them off.
Basket Star

Basket Star

Deep sea dwellers, the basket star uses its long, twisting arms to snag zooplankton from the water. Each arm has several hooks that enable it to efficiently grab a meal.
Sea Serpent

Sea Serpent

The serpent eel spends most of its time buried in the sand with only its head peeking out. Hiding beneath the sand can be a long, sinuous body up to eight feet (2.5 meters) long.
Mother and Calf

Mother and Calf

Baby humpback whales whisper to their mothers with soft grunting and squeaking noises so that they don't draw the attention of predators. This mother and calf were seen off the Baja Peninsula by Mexico.
A Spotted Unicorn Fish

Spotted Unicorn

Scientists are still unsure as to why unicorn fish have this special horn protruding from their head. Even though it may seem like a convenient weapon, the fish do not use it as a sword. But that doesn't mean they are defenseless. Unicorn fish have...
Sea Slug

Stunning Sea Slug

Not all slugs (snails without shells) are slimy brown pests found in your backyard garden. In the ocean they come in a huge variety of colors—some match the background and are hard to spot, but others are very conspicuous. Nudibranchs in particular...
Turtle in Flight

Turtle in Flight

There are seven species of sea turtles, which are marine reptiles that need to breathe air to survive. Six of the seven species are found in US waters, and the flatback turtle is only found in the Western Indo-Pacific. Most of their lives are spent...
Satellite view of Earth.

A Different View of Earth

The quintessential picture of the Earth shows most of its land masses. But if it's viewed on the other side, such as this satellite view over the Pacific, it looks much more like a blue ocean planet than a green one. Earth is named for the Old...

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