A beautiful jelly was just sighted by the Ocean Explorer as they cruise the deep sea near American Samoa live at oceanexplorer.noaa.gov. According to Dr. Allen Collins–a zoologist at NOAA and…View More This deep-sea jelly looks like something from a dream
First, let’s be clear: in the ocean, mucus is king. On land, mucus is tragically confined to various animal orifices, unable to last long outside…View More A 100-year-old mystery blob solved
So on June 7th I was all, ‘Facebook, what’s happening today?’ and as I’m scrolling through my feed I see this picture–posted by a scuba…View More What are these giant tube-shaped animals showing up in the Azores?
Out there in the open ocean is a nudibranch sea slug that looks like a fish, and for the last five months I’ve been obsessed…View More Video! The sea slug that looks and swims like a fish
You might think that to clean up the problem of plastic in the ocean, you should place your cleanup device where there is the most…View More Where is the best place to put your ocean cleanup device? Not where currently proposed.
Video of a very large squid swimming near a dock made the rounds last week across many social media streams. The squid is actually an Architeuthis, aka the…View More New Video of Giant Squid Surfaces
You will never see the Ninja Lanternshark coming, not because it’s dark and elusive, but because you won’t be swimming below 1,000 feet deep off…View More Ninja Lanternshark: the New Shark Species You Will Never See Coming
Sally, one of my lab mates, takes amazing videos of protists under the microscope (she posts these on her Instagram, pondlife_pondlife – go check it…View More Go home Dinoflagellate, you’re drunk
Comb Jelly, Phylum Ctenophora The giant deep-sea jellyfish, Stygiomedusa gigantea Siphonophore Blanket Octopus, Tremoctopus sp. Dumbo Octopus, Grimpoteuthis Vampire Squid, Vampyroteuthis infernalis Giant Squid, Architeuthis…View More My favorite deep-sea GIFs
Dr. Simon Pierce (@simonpierce) is a marine biologist extraordinaire focusing on whale sharks. He is the Principal Scientist at the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Science Coordinator of the Global Whale Shark…View More Whale Shark and Manta Ray Gif Roundup