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Anglerfish

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Anglerfish

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - January 17, 2018

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…

Bizarre Assortment of Deep Sea Creatures Wash Up on Scottish Shore

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Bizarre Assortment of Deep Sea Creatures Wash Up on Scottish Shore

Source: The Independent/Samuel Osborne - January 15, 2018

Several deep-sea fish have washed up on a beach in Scotland, sparking renewed interest in the bizarre-looking creatures.

Nearly 10 different species were found by two local conservation volunteers more…

Climate Change Is a Major Driver of Collapse in Marine Food Webs

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Climate Change Is a Major Driver of Collapse in Marine Food Webs

Source: Phys.org/University of Adelaide - January 12, 2018

A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food.

University of more…

The Problem Is More Than Just Plastic: How You Can Save the Ocean in 2018

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The Problem Is More Than Just Plastic: How You Can Save the Ocean in 2018

Source: The TerraMar Project - December 29, 2017

Supporters of the ocean have definitely made a point in 2017: It’s time to end our world’s addiction to plastic.
Our eyes are finally being more…

Study Shows The Healing Power of Coral Restoration Projects To Restore Fish Communities

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Study Shows The Healing Power of Coral Restoration Projects To Restore Fish Communities

Source: Phys.org/Harvard University - December 28, 2017

Spending hours a day diving in and around the coral reefs off St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands sounds like the stuff of a more…

Giant Oarfish

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Giant Oarfish

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - December 26, 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…

The Real ‘Jaws’: X-Rays Reveal the Secret to Parrotfish’s Coral-Crunching Power is in Their Teeth Structure

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The Real ‘Jaws’: X-Rays Reveal the Secret to Parrotfish’s Coral-Crunching Power is in Their Teeth Structure

Source: Phys.org/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - November 17, 2017

So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film "Jaws" had a powerful bite.

But don't overlook the mighty mouth of the more…

Ever Wonder Why Fish Don’t Swim Upside-Down?

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Ever Wonder Why Fish Don’t Swim Upside-Down?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Harrison Tasoff - November 14, 2017

There is no up or down in space, yet in shows like Star Trek, ships are always oriented the same way: right side up. It’s a more…

How Fish in the World’s Coldest Place Are Reacting to A Warming Climate

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How Fish in the World’s Coldest Place Are Reacting to A Warming Climate

Source: Phys.org/Diane J. Nelson/UC Davis - October 20, 2017

Fish have been migrating to cooler water over the last several decades as the ocean warms. But in Antarctica, the coldest place on the planet, more…

Clownfish Suffer When Sea Anemones Bleach

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Clownfish Suffer When Sea Anemones Bleach

Source: Phys.org/CNRS - October 11, 2017

Coral bleaching is a well-known consequence of climate change. What is less widely known is that sea anemones suffer the same fate, and this reduces more…