Category Archives: Wildlife
Taiji is the town in Japan that was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary, the Cove, which I was fortunate enough to see a few weeks ago when SCDC showed it at one of their Thursday Club nights.I had been expecting … Continue reading
The BBC web site has some images from the Census of Marine Life (CoML). At the moment the CoML is focusing on tiny creatures, such as this blue/green alga which belongs to a group that are among the Earth’s oldest … Continue reading
A sad picture of what must have been a hugely impressive hammerhead shark. It was apparently caught off New South Wales after attempting to eat a smaller shark that had been hooked earlier. Unfortunately the accompanying article from news.com.au doesn’t … Continue reading
New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), has been tagging great white sharks around Stewart and Chatham islands for the last 5 years. So far they have tagged 25 with tags that stay on for 6 – … Continue reading
This is a photo from the Guardian’s website. It is the first of a sequence of 5 of a great white shark investigating three divers in a cage in Mexico. Unfortunately they seem more interested in emphasising that one of … Continue reading
OK, so they don’t surface in the middle of the night, crawl up the beach, climb trees and start snacking on coconut leaves. Instead scientists artificially fed one of the most common species of deep sea fish on plants, and … Continue reading
On their website the BBC has got some footage of Japan’s secretive and rarely seen Akame fish. You can see it on the BBC website.
Scientists have found the fossilized remains of a 10 metre long shark in Kansas. They found a jawbone and huge tooth plates, which they believe it used to crush large shellfish like giant clams. The shark is called Ptychodus mortoni, … Continue reading
An 18 foot whale shark was found last week in Bahay Kambing, a cove in the municipality of Tingloy, by some divers, including several from Hong Kong. Its dorsal and pectoral fins had all been cut off and there were … Continue reading
Two cousins, diving at the Twins near Whitiangi in the North Island of New Zealand, were hassled by a 2 metre bronze whaler on Monday (15 Feb) afternoon. They were about 10 metres from their boat when the shark approached … Continue reading
Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh took the bathyscaphe Trieste to 10,900 metres deep in the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench. This was in 1960 and they are the only people to have reached such a depth. As they reached … Continue reading
The Guardian has got some great photos of humpback whales feeding off Chatham Strait in south-east Alaska. You can see them on Guardian’s website.