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A giant squid was caught on camera in the Gulf of Mexico.

An elusive giant squid that inspired the ‘kraken’ sea monster legend has been spotted in US waters for the first time

Giant squids are elusive animals that inhabit the deep ocean worldwide. Scientists are rarely able to capture them on camera. Now they have.
Visitors look at jellyfish during a media preview for the Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa aquarium's re-opening in Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 2015.

12 incredible facts about jellyfish

Thousands of jellyfish have been launched into space for experiments. The creatures are thought to pre-date dinosaurs by millions of years.
Fish swim near a plastic fork and a bottle at the Samandag Cevlik Akcay diving site off the coast of Samandag, Turkey on December 6, 2018.

More plastic pollution is swirling in the deep ocean than in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s even showing up in the intestines of sea crea...

An exploration of the sea floor in Monterey Bay revealed that the highest amount of microplastics accumulates 2,000 feet below the surface.

7 everyday things you’re doing that are hurting the ocean

From relying on single-use plastics to eating the wrong type of fish, here are some everyday things you're doing that could be hurting the ocean.

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 24-year-old has run into problems in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Take a look at its difficult j...

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-collecting tool was recently deployed in the Pacific Ocean, but began spilling the plastic it had collected.
A great white shark breaches out of the water.

Killer whales feast on the livers of great white sharks — just one orca sighting can keep the sharks away for a year

The carnivorous stars of "Jaws" have some competition from an even more ferocious predator. Great white sharks, it seems, are afraid of killer whales.
Since 1957, the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) has been towed over 6.5 million nautical miles in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas.

Scientists have a new way to estimate how often ocean animals get tangled in plastic — and it could explain why so many whales are washing up de...

The amount of plastic in the North Atlantic Ocean is increasing, a study shows, and the number of entanglements went up 10-fold between 2000 and 2016.
A contract worker rakes oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off a beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Oil-eating microbes found in the deepest part of the ocean could help clean up man-made oil spills

Scientists found oil-eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. These microbes could help clean up oil spills on the ocean surface.
A rescue ship works to extinguish the fire on the stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea.

12 of the most devastating man-made ocean disasters in history, from Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon

Disasters like oil spills pollute the ocean and kill marine life. Since 1967, there have been more than 9,500 tanker oil spills around the globe.
"The Day After Tomorrow" movie exaggerates the possible effects of the Atlantic Ocean circulation coming to halt, but the movie doesn't get everything wrong.

The film ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ foretold a real and troubling trend: The ocean’s water-circulation system is weakening

The Hollywood disaster film "Day After Tomorrow" foretold an abrupt climate shift that could be within the realm of possibility.