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5m Hammerhead Caught off New South Wales

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

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Great White Photos from the Guardian

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

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Deep Sea Fish Eat Plant Material

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

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Rare Akame Fish Behaviour

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.

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Juvenile Whale Shark Killed in Philippines

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

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Life in the deep oceanic trenches

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

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Photos of Humpback whales feeding in Alaska

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.

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Pilot whales beached in NZ

According to the New Zealand Herald, 63 pilot whales beached themselves at Colville Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula on Sunday.  Department of Conservation workers and hundreds of volunteers managed to get around 2/3rds of them back out to sea, but … Continue reading

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Octopus carrying a coconut

The BBC website has a video of octopus carrying coconuts. The footage shows them dragging away halved coconut shells to use later as shelters. You can see the video on the BBC website.

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Diving with orcas

Last week some New Zealand divers doing a navigation training session got a bit more than they bargained for when a large orca and a calf swam into a reef channel near where they were.  The larger one was apparently … Continue reading

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Giant jellyfish swarms in Japan

Swarms of giant jellyfish are apparently causing havoc to the Japanese fishing industry by ruining nets and catches. There’s some great video on the Guardian’s website.

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Creatures from the ocean depths

The BBC are featuring some photos of deep sea creatures from the International Census for Marine Life. You can see their photos on the BBC website.

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