Catching Some Rays And Then Making Some Waves! — Through Open Lens

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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OCEARCH — Discover

Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project to geared to helping scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans.

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Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola — News : NPR

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)

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Elusive ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Captured on Video in Antarctic Ocean — TIME

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…

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Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’

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 )

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Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle’s Genes

You might expect turtles that live near each other or in similar environments would be genetically similar. But new research shows that magnetic fields actually have more to do with genetic likeness. (Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

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