Mystery Seabed Circles - Discovered off the coast of Japan, this mysterious pattern in the sea floor intrigued many. It was, however, found to simply be the work of a male pufferfish, which created the pattern to attract females to lay their eggs in the center, where the ridges in the sand offer protection from the currents.

Posted February 10, 2013 · 2:16am

Mystery Seabed Circles - Discovered off the coast of Japan, this mysterious pattern in the sea floor intrigued many. It was, however, found to simply be the work of a male pufferfish, which created the pattern to attract females to lay their eggs in the center, where the ridges in the sand offer protection from the currents.

Deep-Sea Warty Octopus (Graneledone Taniwha Taniwha): a small species of octopus found in the waters of New Zealand, dwelling up to 1500m deep

Posted December 9, 2012 · 3:27am

Deep-Sea Warty Octopus (Graneledone Taniwha Taniwha): a small species of octopus found in the waters of New Zealand, dwelling up to 1500m deep

Shoal of feeding Indian Mackerel 

Posted June 13, 2012 · 2:09pm

Shoal of feeding Indian Mackerel 

mbari-blog:

This bright orange ctenophore in the genus Aulacoctena was observed at a depth of over 10,000 feet.

Posted June 3, 2012 · 11:07pm

mbari-blog:

This bright orange ctenophore in the genus Aulacoctena was observed at a depth of over 10,000 feet.

Deep sea Chimaera

Posted March 27, 2012 · 4:31pm

Deep sea Chimaera

The song of the Humpback whale may last 24 hours, or more.

Posted February 15, 2012 · 2:48pm

The song of the Humpback whale may last 24 hours, or more.

Humpback whale and calf

Posted October 15, 2011 · 6:52pm

Humpback whale and calf

Orca tail

Posted October 12, 2011 · 9:12pm

Orca tail

Ricordea - A type of mushroom coral

Posted September 14, 2011 · 9:49pm

Ricordea - A type of mushroom coral

Long spined sea urchin (top down)

Posted September 8, 2011 · 4:17pm

Long spined sea urchin (top down)

Lion nudibranch

Posted September 5, 2011 · 7:40pm

Lion nudibranch