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'Twilight Zone' Horror Story: Lionfish Prey on Unknown Fish Species. Invasive lionfish in the Caribbean Sea are scarfing down fish species that scientists haven't even discovered yet.

'Twilight Zone' Horror Story: Lionfish Prey on Unknown Fish Species

Blood in the water: Four dead, a coast terrified and the birth of modern shark mania. A great white shark.

Blood in the water: Four dead, a coast terrified and the birth of modern shark mania

(istock) The shark mania that grips the country each summer began July 1, 1916, when a young stockbroker from Philadelphia headed into the surf at Beach Haven, N.J. Terrifying Video: Why a Sea Lion Pulled a Little Girl into the Water. It was a terrifying moment caught on video.

Terrifying Video: Why a Sea Lion Pulled a Little Girl into the Water

Can We Really Eat Invasive Species into Submission? LAS PEÑITAS, Bolivia—Before he’d ever seen a paiche, fish trader Eric Salazar had heard the giant Amazonian fish could grow up to 10 feet long, weigh 400 pounds and eat a man whole.

Can We Really Eat Invasive Species into Submission?

Killer Whales Are Bullies, and Humpbacks Are Bouncers. The fighting was in full swing by the time Alisa Schulman-Janiger arrived on the scene.

Killer Whales Are Bullies, and Humpbacks Are Bouncers

In the water off Monterey Bay, California, a pod of roughly 10 killer whales was working to isolate a lone gray whale calf from its mother. Blocking their advance, an army of no less than 16 humpback whales was working in shifts to defend the calf and its mother from the attack. Within 45 minutes, the calf was dead, and the mother left the scene soon after. But the battle carried on for at least another seven hours.

Great White Sharks Are Being Killed and Eaten by Killer Whales. She was nearly five meters long, weighed more than a tonne, and could fit an entire human torso between her jaws.

Great White Sharks Are Being Killed and Eaten by Killer Whales

But the great white shark that washed up on a beach outside Cape Town, South Africa, last Wednesday had met a powerful adversary. A large wound gaped midway down her belly, where her liver had been removed with exacting precision. Residents from the nearby fishing town of Gansbaai, home to a lucrative shark cage diving industry, immediately began speculating that a killer whale was responsible for the attack. The Blood of the Crab. Owings and Watson say they don't want to stop biomedical companies from bleeding crabs.

The Blood of the Crab

They just want them to do it in a less damaging way. For instance: Companies may not know that when the crabs are bled—or even just held in the laboratory for a long period of time—they have a hard time replenishing their blood supply because their hemocyanin levels remain low, Watson says. Hemocyanin is a protein similar to hemoglobin that transports oxygen through the body. Atlasobscura. Warner Lew claims he has witnessed two people moan with rapture while eating smoked shad.


Not just two people—two teenagers. They happened to have stopped by Lew’s kitchen right as he was taking a batch of canned shad out of the pressure cooker, and they were willing to give it a try. “I wish I had recorded the sound,” says Lew. “I have not seen people moan with rapture many times. Earth - Seals discovered having sex with penguins. Warning: You may find the videos in this story disturbing Things are heating up in the cold climes of the sub-Antarctic.

Earth - Seals discovered having sex with penguins

On a remote, and mostly desolate island, seals have been caught engaging in an extreme form of sexual behaviour. Specifically, they have been trying to have sex with penguins. This Deep Sea Fisherman Posts His Discoveries on Twitter and OH MY GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE. This Video Is the Stuff of Shark-Induced Nightmares. Lionfish Facts: Frequently Asked Questions About Invasive Lionfish : Lionfish Hunting. The following questions are the most frequently asked about the non-native, invasive lionfish.

Lionfish Facts: Frequently Asked Questions About Invasive Lionfish : Lionfish Hunting

We have additional links to a comprehensive list of lionfish facts, most common lionfish myths as well as a 7 interesting (and shocking) facts you might not know about this very serious issue facing our underwater ecosystems in the Western Atlantic Basin. If you find these facts useful in your research about lionfish and other invasive species, please consider providing a back link to, giving us a Google+1, a Facebook “like” or a mention on Twitter so that we can continue with our mission and effectively reach others like yourself in a meaningful and educated way.

Thank you! Watch A Guy Shoot Invasive Lionfish With A Glock 9mm. Shark group makes unprecedented discovery off Long Island. Ocearch said its team of fishermen and scientists has found the first known birthing site for great white sharks on the North Atlantic Coast. After 26 expeditions, Ocearch said the birthing site in the famous waters off Montauk, Long Island is the most significant discovery they’ve ever made, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor.

Photographer Spends 25 Years Trying To Document The Majestic Beauty Of Whales And Dolphins. Christopher Swann has spent over 25 years taking majestic photographs of whales and dolphins, and as you can see from these beautiful pictures, the British photographer and cetacean enthusiast clearly has an intimate bond with these awe-inspiring marine mammals. Show Full Text “I love the beauty and perfection of the sea,” Swann told mymodernmet. “Cetaceans epitomise that, and nothing is more perfect than any cetacean underwater, but whales are really special. Earth - Eight reasons why octopuses are the geniuses of the ocean. In 2007 I was snorkelling in Dahab, Egypt, when I came face-to-face with a common octopus. It was an intense experience. I felt it was sizing me up, and there was an ill-defined but somehow profound communication.

Drone captures rare moment as whales take down juvenile shark. You might think sharks have little to fear as they glide about the ocean, but dolphins and their relatives can be pretty cunning predators themselves. A drone has captured a rarely seen moment of maritime madness, filming a pack of false killer whales chase and kill a juvenile shark off the coast of Sydney, Australia. Drone hobbyist and cinematographer Bruno Kataoka didn't set out to capture the event, but has landed himself a slice of footage that wouldn't look out of place in a professional wildlife documentary.

The footage shows a young shark being pursued by a pod of what experts say are false killer whales, the third largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. These whales are rarely seen in the area, but the unfamiliar location didn't seem to pose a problem as they trailed the shark through the water before snapping up some dinner. "It's amazing, that kind of footage is just so rare to catch," Fantasea Marine Biologist Georgina Wood told Australia's Channel 7 News.

Octopus slips out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe to ocean. Red Crabs Swarm Like Insects in Incredible Underwater Video. A strange cloud of disturbed silt in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panama unexpectedly led marine biologists to an incredible sight: thousands of red crabs close to the sea bottom that were "swarming like insects," according to the researchers. These Beautiful Images of Algae Were the First Photos to Illustrate Any Book.

From Anna Atkin's Photographs of British algae: Cyanotype Impressions. (All photos: New York Public Library) Autonomous underwater vehicle provides new insights into shark behaviour. It's not easy studying sharks. Deciphering dolphin echolocation - researchers create eerie image of a diver as it may appear in a dolphin's brain. Sharks Vs Humans - Who Really Kills Who?

Map created by cartographers without borders. Beluga Whale Stuns Navy Team With Amazingly Human Chatter (LISTEN) The mystery of the great American lobster boom and how it could go bust. Relatively Interesting Is this footage of an ocean dwelling alien? No. But it's still creepy as hell. - Relatively Interesting.

The Octopus Could be the Most-Likely Model of Intelligent Alien Life. We've always known that the octopus was smart, but we've never quite understood why. This relative of the snail has managed to fascinate us and fuel our imaginations as we speculate about the nature and form of intelligent beings, but there were more questions than answers in its camouflage, regeneration, control, and use of tools. True Facts About The CuttleFish. Melbourne Scuba Diver Films Stunning Spider Crab Migration Pyramid.

Watch a Manta Ray Give a Diver the Thrill of His Life. Orca whales can learn to ‘speak’ dolphin language, ground-breaking study shows. Orca whales in captivity can learn to imitate the sounds made by dolphins in order to facilitate cross-species communication and social interaction. That leaves American humans among the ever-dwindling number of species that can’t be bothered to learn a second language. Giant earwax plugs tell the life stories of blue whales. - Seriously, Science? A Sea Turtle Is Rescued By A Diver, Then Says 'Thank You' Submarine: Any Truth to the Legend? The true story - Thomas P. Peschak. How do fish swim in schools?

Give zebrafish some booze, and they stop fearing robots. Sunscreen from fjord bacteria. Lionfish invasion: The invasive fish are eating so many native species that they’re obese. Lionfish Attacking Atlantic Ocean Like A Living Oil Spill. Fish feed-research may help reduce world hunger. Mighty mussels in the battle against catastrophic oil spills. The Amazing Giant Squid Video.

Wild Dolphins Give Humans Gifts. Soft sea slugs pack a hard punch. Standard research fish lacks a standard diet. Oysters are more complex than we think. An Oyster in the Storm. Flying Fish Evolved To Escape Marine Reptile Predators, Fossil Research Suggests.