Tag Archives: Marine Biology

Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/mike_degruy_hooked_by_octopus.html Mike deGruy’s TED talk about octopods and the preservation of our oceans is very engaging. (NB Future marine biologists: having a huge shark bite visible on your arm lends credulity, as well as making you look like a total badass.)

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タカアシガニの脱皮6時間全記録!- The giant spider crab sloughed off old skin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgCDcobtZHs What I really loved is how, after it had shed, it carried right on eating. No big thang.

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Image Quest Marine – Stock Library and Wildlife Photograpy

http://www.imagequestmarine.com/catalogue/larvalforms/index.htm Good on you, BobbyVardar, for linking to this terrific collection of aquatic larval images. These all look like real life versions of the “artists draw kids’ paintings” meme. This guy’s my favourite, though their name can’t possibly be as fun to say (and constantly repeat) as “squidlings”.

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canada.com | Article

http://www.canada.com/Technology/Local+boys+speedboat+free+dolphins/1306112/story.html Individuals in a remote Newfoundland town free a pod of ice-bound dolphins. This is a such a terrific story: The legendary Newfie hospitality extends even to other orders of mammals. A group of local men braved dangerous broken ice and frigid waters in a fibreglass speedboat to rescue a pod of dolphins and help […]

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Rubiks Cube used to get on right side of octopuses – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2008/07/07/scioctopus107.xml It may be an infuriating puzzle which has baffled and defeated countless children and their parents over more than two decades, but this octopus appears determined to solve the Rubik’s Cube. The three-dimensional puzzle, which became a huge success in the early 1980s, is among toys being given to the intelligent sea creatures to […]

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Jellyfish invasion in full swing ~ Pink Tentacle

http://www.pinktentacle.com/2006/10/jellyfish-invasion-in-full-swing/ Here’s a surreal photo from Japan, which is currently experiencing its annual jellyfish invasion. The first time I heard about this, it was in reference to a hydro plant that was shut down when it became dammed (and damned) with giant jellyfish. The headline was what caught my eye, and since then I’ve harboured […]

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http://www.fresh99.com/shark-petting.htm I’m printing this out and keeping it in my cubicle. Next time I’m having a bad day, it’ll be a nice reminder that things could always be worse.

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Beluga – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beluga I’ve been hitting the afore-stumbled OpenTopia beluga cam pretty hard these days – I’m addicted to watching these beauties swim and frolic. Here’s the Wikipedia entry for the species, featuring this wonderful description: “Beluga exhibit a wide range of vocalisations including clicks, squeaks, whistles, squarks and a bell-like clang. One noted researcher in the […]

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http://web.ukonline.co.uk/thursday.handleigh/unusual/other/condom-reef.htm My bullshit detector is going crazy on this, but then I’ve witnessed this propensity for like objects to gather in water…

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