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A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them

Rog Hanson created a secret habitat for seahorses in the coastal waters off Long Beach. He's come to see them about 1,000 times.

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Googly-eyed Stubby Squid | Nautilus Live - YouTube

The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet). The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross b...

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Huge sea sponge discovered off Hawaii

Scientists in Hawaii discover a huge underwater sea sponge the size of a minivan, and it may be a new species.

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Great white shark explodes out of water after diver’s shrewd move

Diver captures amazing footage of a massive great white shark breaching off Gansbaai, South Africa, thanks to timely decision to keep camera rolling.

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Divers capture fascinating footage of a giant squid in Japan

A massive (technically "giant") squid was found swimming among the boats in Toyama Bay, Japan, earlier this week, and some very brave humans jumped in the water to get these stunning views of the beast.

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Fisherman nets great white shark so massive it could 'have ate me like an aspirin' | GrindTV.com

Vince McKaney says the great white shark he snagged and freed might have been the famous Mary Lee. "It was massive. I could have jumped in his mouth."

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Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters.

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Genes Confirm: Octopuses Are Brainy and Weird

Octopuses are known to be brainiacs — they can mimic flounder in a flash, unscrew themselves out of a sealed jar and even use coconut shells to build a mobile home. Determining how octopuses' brains and bodies evolved "represents

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Starving Sea Lions Washing Ashore by the Hundreds in California - NYTimes.com

Animal rescuers are reporting five times more sea lion rescues than normal. Experts suspect unusually warm waters are driving mothers away to look for food, leaving pups to swim from home.

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California Fisherman Catches, Befriends, Releases Giant Lobster

From Yahoo: A fisherman in California recently made a giant find – a nearly 12-pound lobster.“It’s an unbelievable cockroach,” Forrest Galante said in a video showcasing the crustacean. Galante slapped the lobster to his torso like it was a chest

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Oversized Alien-Like 'Shrimp' Caught Off Florida Is ID'ed

It's not every day that an ordinary fishing trip turns into an encounter with an oversized alien-like sea creature, but that's what happened recently to one Florida fisherman. Steve Bargeron was fishing off a dock in Fort Pierce, Florida, last w