Sea cucumber farming in Madagascar helping to increase all kinds of marine life — Life & Soul Magazine

Farming sea cucumbers is giving coastal communities in Madagascar an opportunity to earn a sustainable income while contributing to increasing levels of marine life of all kinds, previously in decline due to overfishing. Sea cucumbers are a vital part of the marine ecosystem. They keep ocean acidity levels in check, decompose organic matter into recyclable […]

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Sunshine Is My Favorite Accessory! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? Where on Earth have you been? Interesting Fact: The sea lion’s ancient ancestors, like those of whales and dolphins, lived on land. The modern animal is well adapted to an aquatic environment, with its streamlined body and […]

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A Day With Seahorses, Platypuses and Echidnas — My Wild Australia

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 […]

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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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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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