Common endemic - Eastern pomfret - Schuettea scalaripinnis #marineexplorer by John Turnbull
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S. scalaripinnis is endemic to Eastern Australia, mostly NSW, and is common within its range. It is an omnivore, feeding on small plankton, and grows to 20 cm. Magic Point, Maroubra


Well this is a thing that happens.

Mola Mola

This photo taken from a video shot in Portugal shows a rare up-close encounter with a massive Mola mola, who dwarfs the humans that swim alongside as it moves slowly in for a selfie. For a fish that appears to have just half a body, mola can grow to enormous dimensions and weigh up to 5,000 pounds. 


Divers thought they found a real-life Atlantis after discovering ‘pillars’ and 'paved floors’ off the coast of Greece, but the strange rock formations were actually created by concretion, a natural phenomenon where cement forms in the sediment when microbes use methane that escapes from the sea floor as a source of energy. Source Source 2

A swim through a Finnish pond

The areas that were covered with thick ice sheets in the ice ages that ended some 12,000 years ago are covered with lakes and ponds of many sizes, many of which are a beautiful blue or green colour, though in the case of spotted lake (see something more surreal can result.


Image credit: Audionautix


Artificial “gills” could allow us to breathe underwater

A crowdfunding campaign for a product that claims to allow humans to breathe underwater without the use of scuba equipment has raised over a half million dollars so far. The Triton — “artificial gills” that will work similarly to gills on fish — supposedly allows swimmers to breathe underwater.

However, there are some individuals who believe that we are still far away from being able to breathe underwater without scuba gear, and that the Triton product may potentially be dangerous.

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