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Deep Sea Creatures, Part 2

tags: The Blue Planet, marine life, evolution, streaming video Thanks to one of my readers who wishes to remain anonymous, I have the great pleasure to own this fascinating BBC documentary, The Blue Planet [Amazon: $38.99], about those amazing creatures that live thousands of feet beneath the waves. I think you would love this series…

The World’s Smallest Seahorse

tags: Satomi’s pygmy seahorse, Indonesian wildlife, Stephen Wong, Takako Uno, image of the day Satomi’s pygmy seahorse, endemic to Indonesia, is one of the world’s tiniest seahorses. Two adults would fit head-to-head across the face of a penny and their offspring are each about the size of a 12-point apostrophe. Image: Stephen Wong and Takako…

Under the Sea in 3D

tags: film, iMax, marine life, nature, movie trailer, streaming video Thanks to the wonder of the blogosphere, I have been invited to a screening of the new film, Under the Sea 3D on 4 February 2009 — below the fold is an interesting interview with the filmmakers along with a teaser for you to enjoy…

tags: seafood, fisheries, aquaculture, fish farming, tuna, swordfish, salmon, shrimp, sushi, book review There’s plenty of fish in the sea, as the old addage goes — but are there, really? I experienced a rude awakening at the peak popularity of Orange Roughy, which I loved. I learned that Orange Roughy, Hoplostethus atlanticus, an extremely long-lived…

For All You Piscivores ..

tags: Photographer and Goliath Grouper, Nature’s Best Photography, underwater photography, Florida, image of the day Photographer and Goliath Grouper, Epinephelus itajara. Image: Michael Patrick ONeill/MSNBC Nature’s Best Photography 2008 [larger view].

Galapagos

tags: Galapagos, marine life, sharks, sea turtle, streaming video This stunning video documents the undersea life of the Galapagos Islands — and just when you think it can’t get any better, the whale shark appears .. Music by Hans Zimmer [7:10]

SailFish Fans Will Love This

tags: Billfish, sailfish, Xiphiodei, fish, National Geographic magazine In the Whirl. Adorned for the hunt, with fin raised and changeable colors flashing, a sailfish in the Gulf of Mexico circles a ball of sardines, preparing to strike. Image: Paul Nicklen/National Geographic magazine [larger view]. My contact at National Geographic magazine sent a link to an…

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, flatfish, Amphistium, Heteronectes, transitional fossils, missing link, Matt Friedman During the development of extant flatfishes, such as this plaice, Pleuronectes platessa, one eye has migrated round the head to lie on the same side as the other. So these fishes have an ‘eyed’ (up) side and a ‘blind’ (down) side suitable for…

tags: environment, commercial fishing industry, bottom trawling, orange roughy, Chilean sea bass, seafood Landsat satellite image, Gulf of Mexico (mouth of Vermillion Bay, Louisiana), taken on 10/12/92. Note the abundant narrow sediment trails, most in shallow water (<20m), possibly caused by trawling. Image: SkyTruth [larger view]. Ain’t technology grand? Thanks to Landsat satellite images, which…

tags: researchblogging.org, climate change, global warming, oceanic dead zones, west coast, North America, Oregon state, Washington state Millions of dead crabs are washing up onto Oregon and Washington state beaches from the offshore “dead zone”. Ever since it was first noticed by crab fishermen who hauled up hundreds of dead and dying crabs in 2002,…