Friday, May 13, 2016

Ocean News

Time for a few stories that have little, or nothing, to do with the Aquaman character, but everything to do with his environment...

Check out this amazing jellyfish in the Mariana Trench.

Drifting in the trench...

Amazingly, starfish are recovering after a massive die-off caused by a wasting disease over the last two years. The decimation, which killed between 80 and 95 percent of the sea stars on the West Coast, put the entire ecosystem off balance. It will hopefully recover in the next few years, but it's impossible to see if the wasting disease will continue to be a problem.

Ever wanted to see octopus eggs hatching? Well, there's a video of it for you to look at. The action starts about a minute into the video. They're so cute! And a bit ... creepy. And fast. Dang, they are fast. Lots of little topos squirting around.

And to end this posts, here's some animated GIFs of the Mariana Trench jellyfish...

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