(Photo by David Shale) 2,700 METRES Mid Atlantic Ridge | An enteropneust and was collected from the floor | A new species now known as Yoda purpurata | Never been collected and studied before (Photo by David Shale) 400–500 METRES Mid Atlantic: Fangtooth Fish (Anoplogaster cornuta) | A fairly common midwater fish found at this [...]
I’ve always been a fan of big things: big hamburgers, big gestures of affection, big bangs. Even the occasional big woman. Most of the time this sentiment applies to the ocean. What greater thrill than connecting with a superpod of dolphins or witnessing a manta mating train? However, sometimes it’s the smaller things in life [...]
EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, in the pursuit of underwater discoveries, you stumble across something unexpected – but deeply fascinating. Such were the sentiments of Dr Nicholas Higgs, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Plymouth’s Marine Institute, upon viewing a recent video recorded by remotely operated vehicles surveying the seafloor around the Southern African [...]
NEXT time you’re in Bali for a few days of diving, you might also want to consider adding dolphin watching to your agenda. But wait, are there dolphins in Bali? Absolutely! Bali does indeed have dolphins roaming about its waters. The island has whales as well, although the sightings are not as frequent as that [...]
Blue sharks are nomadic animals, have an extremely widespread distribution and can be found in both temperate and tropical waters. Perfectly designed to cover great distances, their long pectoral and tail fins and slender body help them to make lengthy migrations to reach areas of dense food resources and find potential mates. Tagging studies have [...]
Manta and mobula rays are fascinating and captivating creatures. Giants of their kind, they range throughout the tropical and subtropical oceans of the world. Born into a life of perpetual motion they must keep swimming to survive. Driven forward by powerful beats of their wing-like pectoral fins they travel the oceans in search of food [...]