Not all snails scour the ocean bottom for algae and muck, but some have more refined tastes. But taste is one thing, and having the…View More Malacology Monthly: It Eats Whaaaat?
Mr. T made mohawks and fool pitying a life goal for many. Another life goal for many, thanks to first name Mr, middle name period,…View More I Pity the Species That Doesn’t Decorate
In the fossil history of sharks, a unique evolutionary experiment happened much earlier than anyone thought. The largest fishes in the oceans feed on some…View More Before Giant Plankton-Feeding Sharks, there were Giant Plankton-Feeding Sharks.
Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen…View More Why are there no fish in the deepest deep sea?
New spectacular video of a enigmatic jellyfish is going viral across the internet (see below). Although first collected in 1901 and scientifically described in 1910, the giant…View More Rare Giant Jellyfish Caught on Video
Even if you don’t care much for marine invertebrates, you gotta love Cephalopods. Squid, octopus, nautilus, cuttlefish, they have the stylish panache and quirky evolutionary…View More Malacology Monthly: Cephalopod Compendium
Octopuses are generally loners. Squids often form schools. But cuttlefish (or seacuttles if you will)…they outright just don’t get along with one another. In the…View More So what do you call a group of cuttlefish?
Coral reefs are synonymous with colorful fish, but in a world teeming with Technicolor extravagance, few fish can rival the psychedelic spectacle of the Mandarinfish.…View More These Are A Few of My Favorite Species: Mandarinfish
You already know that Deep Sea News provides expert reporting, in-depth analysis, first-person research, and sarcastic mockery of contemporary topics relevant to our ocean world.…View More Malacology Monday
Within the glass sponges (Hexactinellids), so called because of scaffolds of silica spicules they form, resides a family of sponges, the Monorhaphididae. Family here is…View More These are a few of my favorite species: The magnificent and very large sponge Monorhaphis chuni