(Say in Cliff Clavin Voice:) That there Nahm is what you call a Bobtail Squid. “He accumulates bioluminescent bacteria along its underbelly, which lend it a brilliant shimmer as it reacts to light rays.*”

(Say in Norm Peterson voice:) “Great Cliffy. Now gimme a beer.”

[*Note: *Above photo and quote from an article on My Modern Met. -Ed.]


The Beeb’s Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live is a three part series featuring the critters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, airing on the BBC and PBS! Showing tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm your time.

(Part I from last night.)

(Gizmodo, sent by Andrew Y.)

Itty. Bitty. Purple. Googley-Eyes.

You’re cruising underwater in your zillion dollar custom made remotely operated vehicle (ROV,) minding your own business, and…HELLO, WHO IS THIS?

60 Minutes did a story on how Robert Ballard and the Nautilus are exploring the ocean floor and streaming it all live 24/7. They have some incredible hi-light videos on their website and this is one of them. I thought this little guy was just too cute not to share!! It helps that purple is my favorite color.” -Inge.

Lookit! A Little Floating Hat!

There’s a LOT going on way down deep off the Puerto Rican shores! (This guy is a Dumbo Octopus.)

Here’s a more comprehensive look, too:


YAY 4 #WorldOceansDay

It’s a day to celebrate all the QTE we hold near n’ dear to our hearts. Like these lil’ critters!



GIFs spotted on Monterey Bay Aquarium PR Twitter, originally seen on Silicon Republic.

[*Note: Google Maps also has a nice feature today, FYI. -Ed.]