A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators.
NEW PURPLE OCTOPUS? Photograph courtesy Bedford Institute of Oceanography An unidentified purple octopus (pictured) is one of 11 potentially new species found this month during a deep-sea expedition off Canada’s Atlantic coast, scientists say.
Meet Promachoteuthis sulcus, a bizarre creature straight out of your nightmares. It's a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date. It was captured in the Southern Atlantic Ocean at a depth of in
The Peacock spider or Gliding spider (Maratus volans) is a species of jumping spider. Octavius Pickard-Cambridge noted in his original description that “it is difficult to describe adequately the great beauty of the colouring of this spider”.
Alexander Semenov has a wonderful talent for capturing the beauty and grace of tiny sea creatures -- like this magical, alien-like Coryphella polaris. We also have news on the battle for human rights for elephants, wildlife rehab rescuers dressing up as
The Oarfish is a rare, solitary, and giant denizen of the ocean depths (arguably larger than a Whale Shark. (The as opposed to the Whale Shark, in the Guinness Book of World Records.)) and is a filter feeder, comfortable cruising at depths of 200 m.