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Scientists Discover Spectacular Ruby-Red Seadragon

By Allegra Staples on February 26, 2015
Scientists Discover Spectacular Ruby-Red Seadragon

Seadragons may sound like mythical creatures from a fairy tale, but these tiny fish that are close cousins of seahorses and pipefish do exist. Found in the coastal waters off southern and western Australia, the gorgeous creatures that feed off tiny crustaceans, plankton, and larval fishes, do not have teeth or a stomach. They therefore, have to eat constantly and are always scouring the oceans in search of prey.

The Quest To Seek Out 52 Hertz AKA "World's Loneliest Whale"

By Meera Dolasia on February 25, 2015
The Quest To Seek Out 52 Hertz AKA "World's Loneliest Whale"

For over two decades, marine biologists have been listening to the songs from a whale that resides in the North Pacific. However, they have never heard a fellow mammal responding. That's because, unlike most whales that croon at a frequency of 15-20 hertz, this one sings at high pitched 52 hertz. As a result, this poor animal has never had a friend and, therefore, become known as the "world's loneliest whale!"

Eco-Friendly Designer Transforms Garbage Into Glamorous Outfits

By Meera Dolasia on February 23, 2015
Eco-Friendly Designer Transforms Garbage Into Glamorous Outfits

Most artists have a favorite material they like to work with. For 28-year-old Kristen Alyce it happens to be trash. The eco-conscious designer uses her incredible talent to transform garbage like empty drink bottles and Skittles wrappers into glamorous outfits that sell for thousands of dollars.

Video Of The Week - Can You Spot The Octopus?

By Meera Dolasia on February 9, 2015
Video Of The Week - Can You Spot The Octopus?

An underwater diver filming the beautiful coral in the Caribbean captured a rare sight - a perfectly camouflaged octopus emerging from its hiding place with its skin transforming from the dull green of the coral to a beautiful sky blue. Jonathon Gordon says that he was just trying to get a closer look at an unusual shell and had no idea that the creature was there, until he was just about a meter away.

Jellyfish Are More Than Aimlessly Drifting Bags Of Gelatin

By Meera Dolasia on February 9, 2015
Jellyfish Are More Than Aimlessly Drifting Bags Of Gelatin

The appearance of large jellyfish blooms is often met with dismay. That's because though these floating blobs of gelatin are essential for the ecosystem and an important food source for certain marine animals, they are very destructive. In addition to inflicting painful stings, large groupings of the invertebrates frequently clog commercial fishing nets and even cause power stations to shut down.

Frank Gehry's Latest Design Is Being Compared To A "Crumpled Brown Paper Bag"

By Meera Dolasia on February 8, 2015
Frank Gehry's Latest Design Is Being Compared To A "Crumpled Brown Paper Bag"

Frank Gehry is famous for his offbeat architectural designs like the enormous glass sails of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and the titanium fish scales of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His latest building, the first in Australia, is as radical - so much so that critics have likened it to a crumpled brown paper bag.

Baby Birds Mimic Toxic Caterpillars to Fool Predators

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on January 30, 2015
Baby Birds Mimic Toxic Caterpillars to Fool Predators

Animals adapt in various ways to protect themselves from predators. Some take on the smell of the food they consume, while others build decoys. But very few are able to do what the cinereous mourner that resides in the Peruvian Amazon rainforests has done. This dull gray bird has evolved such that its chicks not only closely resemble a brightly colored toxic neighbor, but also act like it!

Why Hong Kong's Luminescent Blue Coastline Is A Cause For Concern

By Meera Dolasia on January 26, 2015
Why Hong Kong's Luminescent Blue Coastline Is A Cause For Concern

On Thursday, January 22nd, social media sites were buzzing with excitement at the pictures of the blue patches of glimmering water along Hong Kong's coastline. However, experts were not as thrilled. That's because while the algal bloom responsible for this mesmerizing sight are not toxic to humans, they are well-known to wreak havoc on marine life.

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