Spotted by a submersible remote operated vehicle (ROV) launched from the EV Nautilus about 500 nautical miles northwest of Oʻahu, Hawaii, this is a video of a recently discovered Casper octopus. The octopus was found “walking” along the seafloor at a depth of about 2,300m (7,575-feet, ~1.4-miles), with a body
Drone footage shot by wildlife filmmaker Carlos Gauna and UC Riverside biology doctoral student Phillip Sternes off the coast of Santa Barbara, California shows what might be the first ever newborn great white shark captured on film. Some more details about the rare sighting while I fondly remember the original
This is a video from free-diver, surfer, conservationist and harbor seal enthusiast Michael Boyd, who has befriended a harbor seal named Mowgli, who kindly provides him with complimentary tickles and hair combing. Those are good free services to have! The best part of the video though is the part documenting
This is a video from La Jolla in San Diego of two sea lions charging at waaaaay too tourists for such a tiny beach, all of whom have clearly overstayed their welcome. They don’t call them lions for nothing! The city is considering closing this beach as a result of
This is a video of Dora’s older sister and diver Elora Explora befriending a tiny octopus at the Off The Wall Dive Center and Resort in Belize. She names him Eggbert, and occasionally bringing him treats, which, PROTIP: is a great way to solidify a friendship. Eggbert even solicits Elora’s
Having previously spotted a red balloon squid, this is a video from the ROV Hercules chancing upon a rarely seen Bathykorus jellyfish, that resembles a facehugger from the Alien franchise. This is only the second time the jellyfish has been caught on film, the first being in 2015. That’s cool,
Because it’s allegedly better down where it’s wetter according to Sebastian (I don’t trust him), this is a video from a GoPro that was lowered beneath a cruise ship both during the day and night to see the different sea life that was present there. Unsurprisingly, it’s the same sea
This is a video of the deepest-living fish ever captured on video, an unknown Pokemon species of Pseudoliparis snailfish living in the Izu-Ogasawara trench, off the coast of southern Japan. It’s the first fish documented at a depth of over 8,000 meters, with these spotted at 8,336 meters. That’s deep!