Because Mother Nature is a real firecracker, this is a video of a sea turtle thwarting a tiger shark’s efforts to make it into a meal by constantly turning and barrel rolling to make sure whenever the tiger shark attacks it’s presented with the full length of its unbiteable shell.
This is a video captured by an unmanned rover operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) featuring a previously unseen species of crown (Atolla) jellyfish. Crown jellyfish my ass — somebody call Samus! This particular metroid lives at depths between 3,323 to 10,463 feet (or about 2 to
Because sea lions are the jokers of the ocean, this is a video of a pinniped exiting the ocean and climbing the stairs to a resort pool, where it takes a dip before chasing a man out of his lounge chair. THAT’S MY CHAIR, TOURIST! It then proceeds to rub
This is a video of a couple divers from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (stay away from the triangle!) cracking an egg at a depth of around 60-feet to see how the yolk and white respond at that pressure. It was pretty cool to watch I suppose. Even cooler
Because apparently under the sea anything goes, this is a video of diver Patrick Seligman allowing a Pacific cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinesis) to clean his teeth off the coast of Maui. Pacific cleaner shrimp have developed a symbiotic relationship with many marine fish, being compensated for their cleaning services with
This is a video captured by the unmanned rover Doc Ricketts at a depth of 725 meters (2,378 feet) highlighting the strawberry squid (presumably named because it only eats strawberries), and particularly its two significantly different sized eyeballs. Why is there such a huge difference in ball size? My doctor
This is a video of a flamboyant cuttlefish (like that’s what it’s actually called, not because I think it’s doing jazz hands all the time) demonstrating its hypnotic color and pattern-changing abilities (the screencap doesn’t do it justice) while trying to signal the mothership to beam it up and return
This is a clip from BBC Earth’s Seven Worlds, One Planet narrated by the man, the myth, the legend David Attenborough featuring a millions-strong school of grey mullet passing along Florida’s coast in the shallows to avoid deep-water predators on their way to their spawning grounds (technically spawning waters). Then