On Friday, President Barack Obama showed more support for our environment by protecting a huge swath of waters around Hawaii as a national monument — effectively creating the world’s largest marine sanctuary, nearly 600,000 square miles.
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is home to more than 7,000 species, including whales and turtles listed on the Endangered Species Act, as well as coral reefs and various habitats.
According to research from Charles Paxton, fisheries ecologist and statistician at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews, published in the Journal of Zoology this month, the giant squid could grow to reach as much as 65 feet. But even that is a “conservative analysis,” as size could protect against their #1 predator.
In April of 2016, scientists captured
this video of a marine species so
surreal-looking that it seems
Photoshopped, but it’s actually real
footage of an unknown species of
jellyfish that lives 2.3 miles deep in
the Marianas Trench. SourceSource 2
The Okeanos Explorer has discovered a very cute octopus at a depth of 4,290 metres.
This is the deepest an octopus of this particular sub order of octopus has ever been seen.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration noted this is a completely unsubscribed species and perhaps not belonging to any specific genus. Highlighting how little we still know about the creatures in the depths of our oceans.
Pom pom crabs and sea anemones
have their own tiny cheer squads. The
crabs wave the stinging anemones
around to defend themselves against
predators, while the anemones collect
food particles they can feast on after
sharing with their crab besties.
On a 1:1 scale, the Nature Panorama presents the unique underwater world of the coral reef off the coast of Australia in all its fragile beauty and complexity.
From a perspective below sea level, a dazzling display of colours encompassing the myriad shades of blue, azure and green is revealed. The fascinating underwater refraction of light immerses the submarine world of corals and marine creatures in bright coloured tones. In this 360° Panorama, Asisi’s artistic compaction creates an idealised habitat that would not be recognisable at a place and at the same time in this form. Only the Panorama makes possible a true perception of the diversity of corals, fish, marine turtles, starfish, aquatic plants and marine mammals living on the Great Barrier Reef.