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Healthy Coral Polyps
Healthy coral is colorful. The entire coral is actually a colony of many little...
The megalodon is the largest shark to have ever lived in the world’s ocean. Like...
Sizing it Up
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is studying the movements of sharks...
Tagging a Shark
Scientist Charles Bangley of the Smithsonian's Environmental Research Center...
Waving Sea Fans
Sea fans—softer-bodied coral relatives—colonizing a dead stony coral framework.
The Original Megamouth
In 1976, an odd-looking creature became entangled with a Navy research vessel’s...
A megamouth shark swims just beneath the ocean surface.
These gorgeous sharks are leopard catsharks (Poroderma pantherinum) found in the...
A Toothy Grin
The southern African frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus africana) is a very rare shark...
An Eye Sore
Ommatokoita elongata permanently attaches itself to the cornea in the eyes of...