All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘marine biology’

Dead Dolphins Washed Ashore on the Peru Coast Last Month

Wildlife experts have confirmed that last January over 400 dolphins washed up on the beaches of northern Peru, which is not too far away from the borders of nearby neighbor Ecuador. Two hundred were washed ashore within the first three weeks and by the end of the month, 200 more were determined dead. Twice that amount was found in Peru …

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Exploding Whale Carcass Video (GRAPHIC)

A putrefied whale carcass that washed ashore on the Faroe Islands exploded in a biologist’s face, as he attempted to cut into the 45-foot mass of dead meat. Marine biologist Bjarni Mikkelsen, of the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, was charged by the island government with the task of dressing the animal, in hopes of eventually putting its skeleton …

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Scientists Find An Anglerfish That Doesn’t Invoke Nightmares

I think we can all agree that marine biology is amazing. It’s utterly mind blowing that we know more about the universe than we do our own oceans. That’s why new finds in the deepest depths are always fascinating, and more often than note incredibly unnerving. One of the scariest species to ever roam the sea floor is the Anglerfish. …

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Bob Marley: Parasite Named After Legendary Musician

The Bob Marley parasite, or, if you prefer, the “Gnathia marley”, is a tiny, blood-sucking organism that is known to infect fish living on Caribbean coral reefs. Although may believe this isn’t the most fitting homage to a musician who spent his life singing about peace, love and harmony, the man who named the aforementioned parasite probably meant no ill …

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