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Sanibel Shells

Photo: Sheri/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sanibel Shells

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - July 25, 2017

Ari Daniel joins the serious beachcombers along the high-tide line of Sanibel Island, Florida. These “shellers” come in search of beautiful sea shells, sometimes no more…

Mangroves

Photo: Anton Bielousov/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Mangroves

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - July 24, 2017

Follow researchers Candy Feller and Dennis Whigham as they scramble, climb, crawl, and creep through the tangled roots of a mangrove forest. Along the way, more…

Sea Grapes

Photo: James Steamer

Sea Grapes

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - July 20, 2017

Sea grapes may sound like something Poseidon would snack on, and not a killer algae. Yet Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea poses a serious threat to more…

Sea Cucumber

Photo: David Burdick/NOAA/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Sea Cucumber

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - July 19, 2017

What reef animal comes in a rainbow of crazy colors, can throw out its innards to immobilize predators, then creep away and regrow a brand-new more…

Giant Oarfish

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Giant Oarfish

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - July 18, 2017

“WeirdFins” here, all about strange stuff in the sea, and I’m Weird Gramma. This one’s for Bill in Alexandria, Virginia, and it’s about a real-life more…

Anglerfish

Photo: David Shale/NOAA

Anglerfish

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - July 17, 2017

Howdy, Weird Gramma here with “WeirdFins,” all about strange stuff in the sea, and brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Have more…

Killer Whales

Photo: NOAA

Killer Whales

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - July 14, 2017

Killer whales (Orcinus orca) live in all the oceans between the Arctic and Antarctic ice packs. Given this enormous range and their predatory lifestyle, it more…

Dolphins

Photo: NOAA

Dolphins

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - July 13, 2017

You have probably seen cans of tuna in your local supermarket marked “dolphin safe.” That label means the tuna was fished in a way that more…

Water Hyacinth

Photo: Mark Hyde (CC BY-NC 3.0)

Water Hyacinth

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - July 11, 2017

It may have pretty purple flowers, but Eichhornia crassipes can be a green menace. Introduced to Africa from the neotropics, this invasive weed is choking Lake Victoria, more…

A 60-Ton Wake Up Call, North Atlantic Right Whales

Photo: NOAA NMFS Northeast Regional Office

A 60-Ton Wake Up Call, North Atlantic Right Whales

Source: COSEE Now/Ari Daniel - July 10, 2017

Ari Daniel created the podcast Ocean Gazing about ocean observing and exploration. In each episode, he considers the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of more…