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Scientists Observe Strange Double Whirlpool Effect in Ocean for First Time

Slow waves meander westward out in the deep ocean south of Australia. Sometimes they carry with them carry large eddies, whirlpools over 100 miles across. But every so often, these whirlpools combine into double whirlpools and travel across the ocean 10 times faster than the rest of the whirlpools, moving in sync for months and potentially transporting minerals and nutrients with them. Read More >>

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Supermarkets May Introduce “Plastic-Free” Aisles

Around 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year, and every year, 8 million tonnes end up in the ocean. You've probably seen the adverts and the documentaries: dead sea-birds cut open to reveal loads of tiny pieces of plastic in their stomachs, seals with six-pack rings around their necks, and that huge floating trash island in the Pacific. Read More >>

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This Deep Sea Monster Attaches Its Head to Its Neck in the Freakiest Way

We already knew the deep ocean is full of nightmare creatures — twisted amalgams of tooth, jaw and fin sprung to life from some tortured corner of the multiverse. But good news — it gets even weirder! Scientists have just learned that one deep sea predator has a flexible attachment between its head and its skull that allows it to snap its jaws open like a Pez dispenser. Read More >>

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Angry Octopus Intimidates Cameraman By Blowing Itself Up Like a Giant Balloon

Don’t interrupt an octopus while it’s eating and don’t you dare point your camera at it because the octopus ain’t having it. In fact, the super villain creature of the ocean will try to intimidate you when you do that because it’ll charge at you, stare you down, and then inflate itself like a giant parachute so it looks like it’s flexing all its muscles at once. It’s actually pretty impressive (and a little bit scary). Read More >>

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Breathtaking New Video Footage of the Ocean’s Deepest Trench

Over thirteen thousand feet below the surface, hundred-foot hydrothermal vents spew black, 360 degree fluid like chimneys from the ocean floor. Tiny crabs, shrimp and limpets scuttle beneath the smokestacks, and a remotely-operated vehicle named SuBastian went down there recently to join them. Read More >>

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Just How Big Can a Tsunami Get?

Tsunamis are very probably the scariest natural disaster out there, because they ravage everything in their path. But learning about how big they can get makes tsunamis even scarier. They can get as big as a skyscraper, which is, rankly, ridiculous. Read More >>

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This Deep Sea Fisherman Posts His Discoveries on Twitter and OH MY GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

Roman Fedortsov is a deep sea fisherman in Russia. And he’s been taking photos of OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT? Read More >>

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I’m Not Sure Who Won This Octopus vs Eel vs Human Fight

Hot damn. A snorkeler in Hawaii stumbled on this underwater scrap between an octopus and a terrifying moray eel and it looks like it’s going to be a tangled fight to death. Read More >>

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Watching This Multi-Armed Feather Star Swimming Freaks Me Out

The ocean is chock full of incredibly weird creatures that couldn’t possibly exist anywhere but under the sea. Like the crinoid, more commonly known as the feather star, which uses countless flapping arms to propel itself through the water — but that’s not the weirdest part. Read More >>

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This Savage Mantis Shrimp Hides in the Sand So That it Can Stab Fish and Bury Them

Damn. Mantis shrimp are crazy. They can strike prey as fast as a .22 calibre bullet, but this other stabbing technique some mantis shrimp use to kill is scary dark. Read More >>

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Listening to Fish Babble is Weirder Than You Think

Most of us, when we picture life beneath the sea, tend to focus our imaginations on the sights — shimmering schools of fish, predatory sharks, luminous reefs. We seem far less concerned with what it sounds like beneath the waves — which is why you may be surprised to learn that marine life has a lot to say. Read More >>

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Just Look at This Freaky Giant Black Slug

Gulp. Just look at how ridiculous this thing looks. It’s a giant black sea slug known as a sea hare and it’s freaking monstrous. You don’t really hold it in your hand as much as the sea hare, which can grow up to over 3 feet long and weigh over 13 and a half kilos, just swallows your entire arm. Brave Wilderness found the black sea hare in the tide pools off the coast of the Pacific Ocean in San Pedro, CA and described holding it as super slimy and unbelievably slippery. Read More >>

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Watch Thousands of Tonnes of Cargo Spill Into the Sea During Monster Storm

Even a massive cargo ship can sometimes be no match for the massive storms brewing on the world’s oceans. But when you add hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cargo into the mix, the last place you want to find yourself is on deck when cargo starts spilling overboard. Read More >>

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This Big Ass Shark Jumps Too Damn Much

Chill out, shark. It was cute the first time it jumped out of nowhere. And maybe still sort of amusing the second time it missile’d itself out of the water. But when the shark comes breaching once again? Dude. Read More >>