Red Tide, Blue Tide: Bioluminescence In The Ocean

November 23, 2013
Red Tide Bioluminescence Sparkling Coast

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Red tides, which often contain harmful algal blooms (HABs), are caused by chemical reactions that occur between algae and other substances. Red by day, blue by night, this colorful ocean phenomenon is a relatively rare natural occurrence that has spawned a number of imitations in movies and literature, the most recent example being a rather striking scene in the visually-driven movie Life of Pi.

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7 Of The Most Frighteningly Bizarre Ocean Creatures

September 27, 2013
Bizarre Ocean Creatures Hatchet Fish

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Bizarre Ocean Creatures: The Hatchetfish

Bizarre Ocean Creatures Hatchet Fish Orange

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Given the extreme depths to which scientists must go to find these frightful–and tiny–fish, little is known about the hatchetfish. A prime source of worldwide model envy, the morose-looking creatures derive their name from how razor-thin they are, no extreme dieting required.

Anatomically speaking, the hatchetfish’s silver-colored thorax resembles a hatchet’s blade. Its name is somewhat deceiving, though; measuring a mere one to five inches in length, the hatchetfish is hardly imposing, let alone deadly. It’s just, well, pretty terrifying to look at.

The marine hatchetfish is endowed with bioluminescent properties, which allow it to evade predators lurking in the depths below. If you absolutely must see one for yourself, you’ll need to slip on your scuba gear and head to the Pacific, Indian or Atlantic Oceans and swim at least 50 meters below the oceans’ surface, as that’s where the hatchetfish calls home.

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A Wealth Of Life Beneath The Sea

February 26, 2013

Shot with a RED One camera and Nikon lenses, the stunning sights featured in this video are from Maldives, Alaska, California, Cocos Island Costa Rica and Mexico.

Surfing The Pristine Waves Of Fiji

January 31, 2013

The first settlements in Fiji were started by voyaging traders and settlers from the west about 5000 years ago, and today some of its finest voyagers do so via surfboards.

Ten Amazing Facts About Ocean Animals

January 18, 2013

With over 72% of the Earth’s surface covered by salt water, the Earth’s oceans are home to 230,000 known species. And that’s with only 5% of the Earth’s oceans considered explored! In celebration of the vast unknown of the ocean, we present our favorite amazing facts about ocean animals:

Amazing Ocean Animal Facts Jellyfish

Amazing Facts About Ocean Animals Electric Eels

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A Breathtaking View Of Bora Bora

January 2, 2013

Bora Bora

Surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef in the South Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora (loosely translating as “First Born” in Tahitian) is considered by many to be one of the top vacation destinations in the world. Though its exotic beaches may scream luxury, the island’s history is much more dynamic. For a time during World War II, the United States used Bora Bora as a military supply base.