marine life

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tags: Oil From BP Leak Threatens Life on a Nearby Seamount, animals, marine life, fishes, invertebrates, Salt Dome Seamount, oil drilling, oil spill, oil wells, petroleum, BP, British Petroleum, TransOcean, environment, streaming video In 2002, ocean explorer Gale Mead was the first person to see and film the profusion of life 200 feet down on…

Life in the Aphotic Zone

tags: Life in the Aphotic Zone, animals, marine life, marine biology, bioluminescence, benthic zone, abyssal zone, streaming video This fascinating video captures a glimpse of the weird and wonderful animals that live in the aphotic zone. The aphotic zone (aphotic from Greek prefix ἀ- + φῶς “without light”) is the portion of a lake or…

tags: Glowing Life in an Underwater World, marine biology, bioluminescence, luciferase, luciferin, green fluorescent protein, eye-in-the-sea cam, ethology, evolution, Edith Widder, TEDTalks, streaming video Some 80 to 90 percent of undersea creatures make light — and we know very little about how or why. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder explores this glowing, sparkling, luminous world, sharing…

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…

Deep Sea Creatures, Part 1

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…

Wild Ocean at AMNH

tags: nature, oceanography, marine life, sardines, South Africa, streaming video I watched this film a couple days ago when I visited the AMNH, and then a reader and friend found this video on youtube — so of course, I had to share it with you! [3:33]

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]

Fiddler Crabs

tags: fiddler crabs, marine life, photography, Image of the Day Fiddler crabs, photographed at Bolivar Flats, Texas, Image: Joseph Kennedy, 22 August 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200 ,Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.