These creatures are smart, playful, and incredibly alien

Tamed and Untamed. A scholar of the seas. Deposit Photos The following excerpt is from Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’ book Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind. Everyone wanted to pet Octavia. And no wonder. She was beautiful, graceful, and affectionate. The fact that she was boneless, slimy, and living in painfully… Continue reading “These creatures are smart, playful, and incredibly alien”

Meet Finn, the latest great white shark being tracked off Jersey Shore

A youthful great white shark has surfaced off New Jersey’s coast. Finn — a young, roughly 12-foot, 80-pound female great white — surfaced off the coast of Belmar and Asbury Park on Tuesday at 8:34 a.m., according to a real-time GPS tracker monitored by OCEARCH, a nonprofit group which researches great whites. Finn — tagged by… Continue reading “Meet Finn, the latest great white shark being tracked off Jersey Shore”

Fiona the baby hippo, or how animals go viral

First, Bao Bao and Bei Bei the pandas made a splash at the National Zoo in Washington. Then, April the Giraffe wowed fans at a game park in New York. Now, meet Fiona the baby hippo, the pride and joy of Cincinnati. Across America, zoos and animal parks are looking for the next internet sensation –… Continue reading “Fiona the baby hippo, or how animals go viral”

World’s deepest living fish is the ghostly snailfish. It was spotted 8,178 meters down the Mariana Trench

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yG_sfow11Q Barring a dedicated submersible, the deepest below the ocean’s surface any human has gone is 1,752 feet (534 m), a record held by French divers at the Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises. Marine creatures can be found of course far deeper than that, some even in the darkest and coldest recesses of the bottom of the ocean… Continue reading “World’s deepest living fish is the ghostly snailfish. It was spotted 8,178 meters down the Mariana Trench”

Fearless Rats Are Caring for Orphan Kittens at This Loving Cat Cafe

Cats and rats may not seem like the ideal partners, but these little critters are the best of buds – despite their obvious differences. The Brooklyn Cat Café has enlisted the special help of two rats named Remy and Emile. The rats have a very special job: to befriend and care for orphaned kittens.… Continue reading “Fearless Rats Are Caring for Orphan Kittens at This Loving Cat Cafe”

Dinosaur-Era Shark Found In Portugal

The rare frilled shark is considered a “living fossil,” as its makeup has remained unchanged for 80 million years. This summer, researchers found one alive and thriving off the coast of Portugal, adding evidence regarding the resilience of this ancient sea creature. The shark was discovered off the Algarve coast by researchers who were working on… Continue reading “Dinosaur-Era Shark Found In Portugal”