Posts tagged ‘fish’


Bubble-eyed goldfish. Full time jazz musician.

A crafty octopus steals a baited container deployed for a fish survey, all the while holding off a small curious shark. Pea-soup water and accompanying banjo music round off the hillbilly scene.

Luckily it was a test run, after a similar yet unsuccessful bait-robbery attempt. More videos and a better explanation of these surveys can be found here!





staceythinx:

Underwater Landscape Photos from National Geographic’s amazing collection.

Help map seafloors and sealife in this dynamic project

Link: Help map seafloors and sealife in this dynamic project

Help scientists identify seafloor types and living species in this engaging, citizen dependent project. The hope is to identify species, map populations, and get a better idea of the makeup of the northeastern continental shelf of the U.S. 

Despite just being released, over 200,000 images have been mapped and possibly even a new species. How reliable those mappings are remains to be seen, but with such a great amount of input the results should even out.

A fantastic project that really takes advantage of the huge citizen workforce that is available on the web. I’m looking forward to see what results Seafloor Explorer can give us, and whether any similar projects pop up.





the-star-stuff:

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Recorded

Floating around deep-sea rocks like a watery version of French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse’s red balloon, this bulbous, brightly colored anglerfish was recorded by a remotely operated submarine camera off of California’s Central Coast in 2010.

Images courtesy MBARI


Nature finds a way.


mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Keep your friends close, and your jellyfish closer…

Fish hiding out in the safety of Jellyfish tentacles.