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"Larval Tripod fish."

12 stunning photos of plankton underwater that will play tricks on your eyes

Did you know that plankton looks like exotic fish? Ryo Minemizu is an award-winning photographer who has been capturing incredible images of microscopic plankton since 1990 that will have you rethinking everything you know about the ocean.
Rip currents sometimes appear to be calm patches in between the waves.

Four people drowned after being caught in rip currents over the weekend — here’s how to survive if you get caught in one

Rip currents, which are sometimes referred to as "rip tides," are coastal phenomena that occur when a channel of ocean water starts flowing away from shore and out to sea. Here's how to spot a rip current and how to get out of one if you get caught.
Mark Dalio, Founder and Creative Director of OceanX Media, and Ray Dalio, Founder of OceanX, speak onstage at the launch of OceanX at the American Museum of Natural History

The founder of the world’s largest hedge fund is launching a new mission to explore the ocean — and says it’s ‘more exciting a...

Ray Dalio and his son Mark have announced OceanX, a new initiative for ocean exploration. OceanX is a mission like that of Jacques Cousteau, combining scientific exploration of the ocean with the production of media designed to show how exciting the underwater world is.
80 plastic bags were found in the stomach of a pilot whale off the coast of Thailand.

A whale died after swallowing 80 plastic bags in Thailand

A pilot whale died off the coast of Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags weighing nearly 18 lbs (8 kg). Thailand is one of the largest users of plastic bags in the world but the plastic bags found in the whale's stomach came from several countries.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most spectacular places on the planet — here’s what it looks like as it dies off

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most biodiverse places in the entire world, worth billions of dollars. But it's in real danger of being killed off. Burning fossil fuels is cranking up the heat, warming ocean waters faster than reefs can adapt. It's also causing seas to become more acidic.
In Blue Planet II, producers used submersiles to explore parts of the ocean that had never been visited by a person.

12 photos show how humans explored Earth’s oceans from the 1600s to now

Here are some of the vessels humans have used to explore the ocean, starting long ago and going up to the present day.
Big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner of Germany drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 18, 2018.

A surfer just set a world record for the largest wave ever ridden — watch him surf the 80-foot-tall behemoth

Professional surfer Rodrigo Koxa has set a world record for riding an 80-foot wave in Nazare, Portugal. He was just awarded the XXL Biggest Wave Award by the World Surf League.
A wholesaler inspects beef carcasses that hang inside a refrigerated room at the Cibevial slaughterhouse in Corbas, France, May 4, 2016.

How eating meat creates a ‘dead zone’ the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico every year

Eating meat contributes to an ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf Mexico, where sea life gets suffocated in a '"dead zone" the size of New Jersey.
Illegal fishing is a huge problem around the globe that threatens to wipe out food sources for millions and to cost economies billions. Here, police officers stand watch as ships are inspected in Thailand.

Fishing boats are turning off anti-collision technology in ways that put millions of people at risk and could cost billions

Fishing vessels disappear in suspicious areas with disturbing frequency. Illegal fishing is such a serious problem it's considered a national security threat.

Scientists caught the deepest-dwelling fish in the ocean on camera over 5 miles below the surface — take a look

A snailfish was filmed swimming more than 26,000 feet below the surface. It's the deepest-dwelling fish ever recorded.