Today's Catch

The Weird, Wonderful World of Bioluminescence

“It’s a little appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make light,” says Edie Widder, biologist and deep sea explorer at ORCA. In this TED talk, she shows incredible film and photos she took of animals in the open ocean making their...
A yellow-headed jawfish with brood

Quite the Mouthful

The male yellow-headed jawfish is tasked with a disproportionate amount of parental care. They protect their egg brood by holding them in their mouth, only spitting the eggs out intermittently to flush them with oxygen-rich water.
Barracuda

Barracuda

A fearsome predator, a barracuda relies on two rows of razer-sharp teeth. The outer set are tiny and tightly packed while along the inner jaw is a row of larger, dagger-shaped teeth.
Whitemouth Moray Eel

Whitemouth Moray Eel

The whitemouth moray eel is one of the roughly 200 species of moray eels. Because of their size and shape, moray eels are often confused with sea serpents, mythical snakes that live in the ocean and often terrorize sailors in stories. Most moray...
The Spotted Cleaner Shrimp

The Spotted Cleaner Shrimp

The spotted cleaner shrimp is the dentist of the reef. These shrimp eat parasites, dead skin, and pesky food bits stuck in the mouths of fish. Entering the mouth of a potential predator may seem suicidal but the shrimp are so good at their job that...
Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

Puffins are colonial breeders, gathering in large groups to dig nesting burrows on coastal or island cliffs. Each pair typically lays a single egg during a breeding season, and the parents take turns watching the egg or chick and flying to catch...
Blue Ribbon Eel

Blue Ribbon Eel

All blue ribbon eels undergo an immense transformation within their lifetime. At birth, they begin life as males and as they mature they make the switch and become females. Although seemingly remarkable, in the fish world, this occurs more than you...
White-striped Octopus

White-striped Octopus

Octopuses are famous for their sophisticated intelligence; some scientists even argue that cephalopods were the first intelligent being s on the planet. They are able to complete puzzles, untie knots, open jars, and toddler proof cases, and are...
A Red Reaper Cuttlefish

Reaper Cuttlefish

Usually a reddish color with a pair of black spots, like all cuttlefish, the reaper cuttlefish is a color changing wizard. Through the use of chromatophores, ink filled sacks within their skin, they can blend into the surrounding environment or...
A Bigbelly Seahorse

Bigbelly Seahorse

The bigbelly seahorse is one of the largest seahorses, sometimes measuring close to the length of a football. Unlike most fish, seahorses don't have scales and instead have protective plates covered by a thin skin.

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