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REMUS SharkCam: The hunter and the hunted

When the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution team took their REMUS "SharkCam" underwater vehicle -- equipped with six camera views -- to Mexico's Guadalupe Island, they expected to track and film great white sharks f...

Andres Amador’s Earthscapes: Art that Goes Out with the Tide

In a mix of artistry, geometry, and technology, San Francisco-based Earthscape artist Andres Amador creates massive sketches in the beach sand – sometimes geometric, and sometimes more abstrac...

The Intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus

Celebrate the 10th annual World Octopus Day with this lovely behind-the-scenes National Aquarium video of Aquarist Katie Webster and an intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus. How intelligent, you ask? Octopuses are am...

When a volcano erupts underwater

Swim down under Hawaiian waters with PBS Digital Studios’ UnderH20 team to watch how lava from the rumbling Kilauea crater bursts into the Pacific Ocean, and then quickly cools to form ...

What is a Gyre?

What is a gyre? And how does this natural phenomenon demonstrate the impact of our plastic trash? Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute explain how we can understand the intern...

Fish Tornado: a behind-the-scenes look at the famous photograph

This short, silent video shares a few behind-the-scenes moments from the ”fish tornado” photograph, titled David and Goliath, taken in Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico by photographer Octavio Aburto...

The Sarcastic Fringehead

From the BBC series Life, meet the Sarcastic Fringehead as Sir David Attenborough narrates.  More from Discovery.com:  This small, scrappy fish found along the Pacific Coast from San Francisco to Baja Californ...

Swima bombiviridis (Green Bomber Worms)

This is the swima bombiviridis, a bioluminescent “Green Bomber” that was found in deep Pacific waters in 2009 by Karen Osborn of Scripps Oceanography. From ScienceMag.org:  Thousands of meters below...

The Barreleye Fish

Have the kids seen the Barreleye Fish? — No, those aren’t the eyes… those are its nose or smell organs. The eyes are those two large green orb-ish things inside of its transparent head. I...