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Trash Pick Up. Trash Pick Up.
LiveBait - 9/10/2015 9:04 PM
Project AWARE has launched its Beneath the Waves campaign, calling on the scuba diving community to share personal photographs of underwater trash in order to highlight the devastating impacts of marine debris underwater. Photographs shared via Twitter and Instagram will be displayed in a global photo collage now through October 5, 2015 on and across all social media sites.
LiveBait - 8/18/2015 5:35 PM
WARNING GRAPHIC FOOTAGE. While on a research project in Costa Rica, Nathan J. Robinson removed a 10 cm (4 in) plastic straw that was entirely embedded into the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle. Lamentably, this is a consequence of the world of single-use, non-biodegradable plastic that we currently live in....
True Facts : Mantis Shrimp True Facts : Mantis Shrimp
LiveBait - 6/22/2015 5:36 PM
Mantis shrimp live in the crevices of coral and rocks or in holes they make on the ocean floor. A territorial creature, it has been known to exhibit aggressive behavior toward intruders. This ferocious shrimp has hammer-like appendages that fold beneath its body, resembling a praying mantis. With a spring-like motion, it uses these little hammers to attack prey and a mantis shrimp’s hit is NO joke. With the ability to strike at the speed of a .22 caliber bullet (50 times faster than the blink of...
51 Hours 20 Mins Underwater! 51 Hours 20 Mins Underwater!
LiveBait - 6/09/2015 7:57 PM
Walaa Hafez successfully completed 51 Hours and 20 Minutes underwater to break the previous open saltwater record of 51 hours and 4 minutes which was set by Amercian Allen Sherrod in 2014....
Santa Barbara Oil Spill. Santa Barbara Oil Spill.
LiveBait - 5/31/2015 11:29 PM
SeaWorld San Diego reported Thursday that specialists are taking care of 15 sea lions and six elephant seals affected by last week’s oil pipeline rupture near Santa Barbara, after receiving four more of the marine mammals Wednesday night....
True Facts:The Anglerfish True Facts:The Anglerfish
LiveBait - 5/21/2015 8:33 PM
The anglerfish is so called because of its method of predation. This is the fish that goes fishing. It has a long, modified dorsal fin spine sprouting from the middle of its head that ends in a fleshy growth that can move and wiggle to resemble another animal. In some deep sea anglerfish this deadly bait can even emit light (bioluminescence). Passing predators who think they’ve found an easy meal only need to touch the bait to find out they’re the main course....
Wounded Sea Turtle Gets A 3D-Printed Jaw Wounded Sea Turtle Gets A 3D-Printed Jaw
LiveBait - 5/18/2015 5:29 PM
In an earlier era, colliding with a boat’s propeller could have been the end of a sea turtle’s life. This is not that grim dark era, so a sea turtle found with a broken jaw was rescued and then brought to Pamukkale University’s Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation center in Denizli, Turkey. Thanks to a collaboration with Turkish company Btech Innovation, the turtle received a custom-designed, 3D-printed titanium jaw. Read More:
The Only Warm Blooded Fish (that we know of). The Only Warm Blooded Fish (that we know of).
LiveBait - 5/16/2015 8:56 PM
This goes against everything I was ever taught since elementary school, on how all fish are cold blooded. This also goes to show two things. That there is an exception to every rule and we don’t know as much as we like to think we do. Meet the Comical Opah, the Only Truly Warm-Blooded Fish...
True Facts: Seapig True Facts: Seapig
LiveBait - 5/14/2015 10:33 PM
The animals commonly known as sea pigs are in fact a type of sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are echinoderms, a group of marine animals that includes sea urchins and starfish. True Facts About The Sea Pig...
Shark Finning Shark Finning
LiveBait - 5/04/2015 10:51 PM
In a statistical report about illegal shark killings, about 100 million of these majestic marine animals are killed each year. The study was compiled by the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada led by Boris Worm. In his study, it reveals an alarming rate of 6.4 to 7.9 percent of all shark species being killed annually. The report is indeed alarming because it is a number that will lead to the full extinction of sharks if no proper actions will be done to stop the killings.
Rambo, the Octographer Rambo, the Octographer
LiveBait - 5/01/2015 9:06 PM
On the Menu: Lionfish
LiveBait - 12/07/2014 8:22 PM