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Sea Creatures

False Killer Whale Sidles Up To Boat, Flashes Goofy Grin

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.23.2015 | Weird News

When you resemble one of the ocean's most powerful predators, making friends can be hard.  But with pearly whites like these, this false kil...

Clever Octopus Vanishes Into Homemade Quicksand

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.21.2015 | Science

Octopuses are the magicians of the sea. These 8-armed escape artists have been known to mimic sea snakes, open closed jars from the inside, ...

These Itty Bitty Octopi Have 8 Arms, Infinite Cuteness

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

Think puppies and kittens have the monopoly on cute? These baby octopi would beg to differ. Thanks to their bulbous heads, giant eyes, and teeny t...

Squids Takes On Submarine In Terrifying Video

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

Animal vs. machine. It's a battle fit for the silver screen -- or, at very least, a viral Vine. Members of Greenpeace recently captured footage of...

2 Moray Eels Battle To The Death, And It's Hard To Look Away

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

The battles of the sea can be some of the most dramatic, and this fight between two moray eels is no exception. In this clip from National Geograph...

If You Thought All Slugs Are Gross, Check Out The Nudibranch

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

What are these strange creatures and where do they come from? These are nudibranchs (new-dih-bronx), tropical sea cousins of the slug, which can m...

Ancient Tracks Settle Debate Over Prehistoric 'Monster'

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science

Predatory reptiles that trawled the oceans during the age of the dinosaurs used a rowing motion to scoop up prey, new track marks uncovered in China ...

16 Reasons To Love (And Respect) The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green

The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways. It's refreshing, beautiful and humbling. It's vast, mysterious and terrifying. It's magnifice...

WATCH: Cute Sea Slug Is Only Cute Until It Eats You

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green

There is no honor among thieves. Nor is there among nudibranches, apparently. It might not look like it in this video, but those two are cousin...

Fossil Pigments Reveal True Color Of Ancient Monsters

| Sid Perkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Looking a bit like a dolphin, but with a long slim snout filled with pointy teeth, one species of ichthyosaur was practically invisible in the murky d...

Steampunk And Deep Ocean Creatures?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

Watch LA-based artist PES steampunkify and recreate deep ocean creatures using metal objects like bullet belts, faucet knobs and calipers. PES is ...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, What The Hell Is That Thing?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

It's a Mola mola, aka a common mola. That is what it is. According to National Geographic, molas can grow to be as long as 14 feet, and can weigh ...

LOOK: These Macro Coral Photos Are Jaw-Dropping

Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

We knew coral reefs were beautiful, but these macro shots of the aquatic polyps are totally breathtaking. The photos were taken by Daniel Stoupin, ...

Bizarre Sea Creature Lived HOW Long Ago?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.26.2013 | Science

A new fossilized, cigar-shaped creature that lived about 520 million years ago has been unearthed in Morocco. The newfound species, Helicocystis mor...

WATCH: Sea Creature Deploys Icky Defense

| Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

By Matt Soniak Sea hares don't look like they can put up much of a fight, but these bunny-eared slug cousins can really knock you senseless. When di...

New Look At Ancient Mud Yields 'Unexpected Discovery'

Posted 03.08.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/07/2013 10:01 AM EST on LiveScience The story of life on Earth keeps getting stranger...

Monster Squid & New Elf Cats Are the Scariest Creatures on the Planet

Michael Warbux | Posted 03.11.2013 | Weird News
Michael Warbux

The new breed of cat known as "The Elf Cat" could possibly be the ugliest cat ever or a Dobby from Harry Potter imposter. Also the legendary giant squid has been captured on film and it's SCARIEST CREATURE ON THE PLANET!

Sea Creatures' True Beauty Revealed in Winning Underwater Photos

Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/19/2012 01:42 PM EDT on LiveScience A dashing-red sea slug that seems to be hamming ...

Mark Laita: Sea, Serpentine, Amaranthine

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

2012-03-14-SquareBlockAnthias.jpg American photographer Mark Laita manages to portray the exotic creatures of the oceans as artistic, aesthetic still lives, yielding a dynamic interplay of image and aesthetic.

Garbage Unfortunately Never Looked So Good

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

"Soup" is a term to describe the layer of plastic garbage suspended in the ocean. Yummy. Mandy Barker's photo series uses real debris collected fr...

Census Of Marine Life Tries To Account For Thousands Of Microscopic Sea Creatures

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- If the Census Bureau thinks it has its hands full counting Americans, imagine what scientists are up against in trying to tally every li...

Sounds Of The Sea (VIDEOS, PHOTO): The Language Of Marine Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of our celebration of Our Oceans, we're exploring the ways in which marine life communicates. From the Weddell seal's glitchy, UFO-like drone ...

9 Weirdest-Looking Animals You Didn't Know Existed (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From newly-discovered deep sea crustaceans to rodent-resembling primates, nature has brought us some outright weird-looking creatures. Check out thes...

Barnacles' Sticky Secret Revealed

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just how they stick so steadfastly whilst underwater has remained a biochemical puzzle for scientists for many years. Now researchers have solved thi...

The Untold Story of Climate Change: No Time to Lose for Our Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The most visible impacts of climate change on the oceans -- rising sea levels and an increase in storm severity -- can be easily seen. Others are less apparent.