I recently went out to a lovely spot called Beauty Point about 40 minutes drive from Launceston in Tasmania and visited Seahorse World and Platypus House. Seahorse World was quite interesting and had plenty of seahorses to watch and discover. There were a number of tanks full of baby seahorses. These were only a few […]
via A Day With Seahorses, Platypuses and Echidnas — My Wild Australia
F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What do you call a seal in the desert? Lost. Interesting Fact: The California sea lion is a sleek animal, faster than any other sea lion or seal. These eared seals top out at speeds of some 25 miles (40 kilometers) an hour. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/california-sea-lion/ )
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Almost 100 million years ago, when the South Atlantic Ocean was young, giant reptiles prowled the seas. Scientists have found a trove of these ancient creatures in the African nation of Angola.(Image credit: Madeleine Cook/NPR)
via Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola — News : NPR
A type of bizarre-looking sea cucumber known as a “headless chicken monster” has been captured on film in the Antarctic Ocean for the first time. After previously being filmed in the Gulf of Mexico last year, the elusive Enypniastes eximia was recorded swimming in Southern Ocean waters off the coast of East Antarctica thanks to…
via Elusive ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Captured on Video in Antarctic Ocean — TIME
Reefs are being rebuilt along U.S. coastlines, which is good for the oyster. But how does it affect other underwater life? Researchers are listening to find out what animals use the reefs and why.(Image credit: James Morrison/WUNC)
via The World Of An Oyster: Scientists Are Using Microphones To Spy On Reef Life — News : NPR
What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?
via The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science) — BBC News – Science & Environment
Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife.
via Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves — BBC News – Science & Environment
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Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they’d never actually witnessed it.(Image credit: Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/Pacifico )
via Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’ — News : NPR
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