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Tag Archive: Marine Life

How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

Sonar systems developed for the U.S. Navy to detect enemy submarines generates slow-rolling sound waves at around 235 decibels. For reference, the world’s loudest rock bands top out at only 130. These waves are able to travel for hundreds of kilometers under water and can retain intensity as far as 500 kilometers from their source. …

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MIT: Secrets of the conch shell and its toughness

The shells of marine organisms are though, but one type of shell stands out above all the others in its toughness: the conch. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have explored the secrets behind these shells’ extraordinary impact resilience.  

A sucker for jellyfish: The unexpected prey of the seven-arm octopus

There is much we do not yet know about the deep parts of our oceans. What you can see in this video is a very rare sight. Researchers have now been successful in filming a seven-armed octopus called ‘Haliphron atlanticus’. It can grow up to four meters long and weigh almost 75 kilos. But because …

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Mysterious Purple Orb | Nautilus Live

This unidentified purple orb stumped our scientists onboard. After sampling, it began to unfold to reveal two distinct lobes. It could possibly take years for scientists to definitively determine whether it’s a newly discovered species! UPDATE: We’re still working on a species ID with our science partners at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, but …

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Daniel Stoupin: Slow Life

In this time lapse short film of life in our oceans was filmed by Daniel Stoupin. “Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals …

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