marine life

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Giant squids might be even bigger than we realized

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.

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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.

(Ocean Explorer)

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Great Barrier Reef by Yadegar Asisi 

About the project:

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.