#TheOcean

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

How Israel Became An Unlikely Shark Research Hub, According To A Marine Ecology Expert | Environment News

Eyal Bigal, a marine ecologist at University of Haifa's Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, says the sharks' draw to Israel's coasts presents a unique opportunity. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why Are Octopuses So Smart? - The Atlantic

A new hypothesis suggests that their vaunted intelligence and short-lived, solitary nature are all linked to a fourth trait.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Scientists Go Back in Time to Find More Troubling News About Earth's Oceans | WIRED

A clever study finds communities of foraminifera, a hard-shelled kind of plankton, have transformed dramatically since the Industrial Revolution.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Bioluminescent critters bathe Southern California surf in aqua glow

A large concentration of bioluminescent plankton has formed in the water near San Diego, treating late-night beachgoers to its eerie, electric blue glow.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why Whales Got So Big

It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Scientists Develop Underwater Microscope For Peering Into Coral | Mental Floss

The new tech allows researchers to view organisms that are as small as one-hundredth the width of a human hair.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

10 Playful Facts About Beluga Whales | Mental Floss

In an ocean filled with over 80 whale species, belugas definitely stand out from the crowd. From their distinct pale shade to their relatively petite stature, you should have no trouble identifying these social sea mammals if you’re ever in their arctic neighborhood. Here are 10 facts worth knowing about the bubbly beluga whale.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

10 Misconceptions About the Ocean | Mental Floss

No, that's not water spouting out of a whale's blowhole.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Diver Rescues Sea Turtle, Gets a Thanks

[http://youtu.be/QSCbpcpjJl4] (YouTube link)Off the coast of Mexico, a diver untangles a sea turtle from a hank of rope. Instead of making a quick escape, the turtle hangs around long enough to say his thanks and pose for the camera. -via Laughing Squid..