This is some footage from the remote operated submersible Hercules captured while exploring Kingman Reef in the Central Pacific of an octopus of the subfamily Bolitaeninae that looks like a red balloon. The only thing missing is Pennywise holding it on a string and trying to convince me to hang
In other cruise ship news, this is a full 3D scan of the Titanic, created using over 700,000 individual stills of the wreckage, where it’s rested in its watery grave some 2+ miles deep in the Atlantic Ocean since 1912. The scan is the largest deep-water 3D project to date,
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 in image of a leaf sea slug (Costasiella kuroshimae) captured by underwater photographer Alex Mustard, revealing its uncanny resemblance to Shaun The Sheep. I mean minus the peacock feathers. Honestly, I think it’s just the face. Some more info from Alex, including the animals deceptively diminutive size: My
I’m pretty sure I posted this on Geekologie many moons ago, but it’s resurfaced like a mermaid trying to lure me into the water and my death by its hungry shark friends, so I’m tempting fate and posting it again. It’s a video of a red octopus battling a swimmer
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!
This is a video of photographer and diver Ian Haggerty going about making an omelet just about the wrongest way possible and cracking an egg 12 meters (~39 feet) underwater to see the effect the water pressure will have on it. The results may surprise you! Especially if you expected
This is a video of a diver allowing a cleaner shrimp to take a peek inside her mouth and pick out any debris it finds. Cleaner shrimp normally do this to fish, removing any parasites as part of their symbiotic relationship. But for a diver? That’s gross. You won’t catch