See What Sea Otters Do When No One’s Looking

See What Sea Otters Do When No One’s Looking

It’s not hard to drum up love for sea otters with their furry little paws, inquisitive expressions, and playful demeanor. But despite the attention and money lavished on this marine mammal, they still have a long way to go. Campaigns such as the current Sea Otter Awareness Week—which runs from September 20 to 26—aim to […]

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Mystery as thousands of crabs wash up on California beach

Tiny tuna crabs have been beaching themselves on Southern California shores in unprecedented numbers. Marine Safety Lt. Michael Beuerlein told the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot that he had never seen an occurrence like it in his 34 years with the city. The crustaceans, which measure one to three inches in length, are not harmful to […]

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Video: Christmas Island’s Incredible Red Crab Migration

Australia’s Christmas Island—located south of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean—is named for the day of its discovery in 1643. But, if you’re familiar with the incredible natural phenomenon that occurs there around this time of year, you may have thought the island was aptly named for the sea of red that blankets the island each […]

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Video: Watch the Incredible Migration of Thousands of Giant Spider Crabs in Australia

Australia is famous for its teeming, colorful biodiversity like sea turtles, giant clams, and coral, but it’s the Great Barrier Reef that often receives the most attention for its wildlife. Of course, other areas around Australia boast an incredible amount of unique wildlife, like the Ningaloo Marine Park along Australia’s West Coast, for example, that […]

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Meeting the mammal that survived the dinosaurs

So, here I am, running in a forest at night over 2,000 miles from home. This forest—dry, stout, and thorny enough to draw blood—lies just a few miles north of a rural town in the western edge of the Dominican Republic on the border with Haiti. I’m following—or trying to keep pace with—a local hunter […]

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Common Eider Eating a Crab

While I was looking around the waters beside McMillan pier for the dovekie, I came across a female Common Eider, who had caught a crab. I observed and photographed what the eider went through prior to eating the crab. In order to be able to swallow the crab the eider has to remove all its […]

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