Skip to main content

More Creatures from the Deep


The deep ocean was always considered an inhospitable place where very little could survive. Now, researchers are finding that the place is teeming with life.

Scientists from Britain’s Natural History Museum have released a paper that describes 12 new species of marine worm and they suspect there are hundreds more waiting to be discovered.

This could have consequences for deep sea mining efforts to harvest the oceans for minerals like cobalt, copper, nickel and manganese. Some of these are key battery ingredients for growing industries like electric vehicles.

You can read more about the recent deep sea discoveries on the Natural History Museum’s website.



Ancient Killer Crocs in Whales’ Clothing

Researchers have learned that land-based Jurassic crocodiles evolved into efficient ocean predators by developing inner ears that mimicked those of whales and dolphins.


Drinking, Driving, Stealing and More

The short tale of Tylyn Earl Morlang, who allegedly stole a floating tiki hut bar, got drunk, lit a fire in a coconut, resisted arrest, got stun-gunned and went to jail


Flotsam & Jetsam: No Ordinary Bystander

Modern tenders might be outfitted with 1200 or more horsepower and be capable of speeds of 50 knots or more.


Under the Eyes of the Albatross

Researchers outfitted large seabirds with radar detectors to spot ocean vessels that had turned off their AIS systems, and the results were shocking.


Wild Manatees Are Dying, and Wildlife Officials See No Option but to Feed Them

In 2021, more than 1,000 manatees have already died from malnourishment due to a loss of natural food supply


12 Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond

With the waters more crowded than ever, and 415,000 people having purchased their first boat in 2020, these tips can help everyone stay safe


Clearing Abandoned Boats From New York City’s Shorelines

Abandoned vessels have plagued New York City’s waters for decades. One man is taking a big bite out of the problem