Nature photographer Nico Zimm was shooting footage of tiger sharks when one of them figured his Insta360 camera looked like a snack. The resulting footage provides a first-person view of what a squid or fish might see in its final moments. Fortunately, the shark spat the camera back out when it realized it wasn’t lunch.
When young, the striped eel catfish likes to stick close to its siblings. In fact, they travel so close together that they look like some kind of larger creature made up of smaller creatures. The Abyss Diving School Bali shared this incredible footage of a school of the fish as they made their way across the ocean floor in Jelemuk Bay.
Sleep with the fishes at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The Muraka is a $15 million, two-level rental resembling a fancy docked houseboat in a blue lagoon. Located sixteen feet below sea level, the king suite’s 180-degree acrylic dome exhibits natural and wild views of the Indian Ocean’s tropical habitat.
Ever wanted to know what a torpedo sees when it’s launched from a submarine? Now’s your chance. While this particular projectile doesn’t have explosives on board, it’s still cool to see its perspective as it speeds through the water. If you freeze-frame at 1:11 you can catch a glimpse of the sub in the rear-view shot.
After running into ice in 1915, explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship the Endurance has been found at the bottom of the ocean off of Antarctica. The Endurance22 Expedition located the ship and shared this incredible 4K footage of the vessel, which is still largely intact, where it came to rest nearly 10,000 feet below the surface.
The Seabreacher is a single-person sea craft that can momentarily dip beneath the surface of the water. This POV footage by Jason Prado gives you a sense of what it’s like to ride inside one. It looks like a lot of fun, though it’s unfortunate that it can’t stay submerged for longer.
Perhaps it’s because they think nobody can see them down there, but the deeper you go beneath the water’s surface, the weirder-looking the creatures get. MBARI takes us on deep-dive with the strange animals that dwell in the depths of Monterey Bay and beyond. That black seadevil is some major nightmare fuel.
The Hydraulic Press Channel tried something they’ve never done before. They placed the business end of a 40-ton press inside of an aquarium, then smooshed a soda can and some bottles to see how they would behave underwater. Their new slow-mo camera produced some nice high-quality images of the explosions.
During a dive in 2019, conservationist and freediver Ocean Ramsey came face to face with one of the most impressive sharks ever seen. Ocean and her team from OneOceanDiving encountered the 20 foot long, 8 foot wide great white shark while in the waters off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
We love seeing the creative designs that fans submit to LEGO Ideas. Kris Kelvin’s lush and colorful set celebrates nature instead of man-made objects, with hundreds of organic shapes inspired by life at the bottom of the sea. We imagine the build instructions for this kit would be challenging, but we’re willing to try.
As early as the 1950s, oceanographers like Jacques Cousteau were experimenting with the idea of setting up shop deep beneath the ocean and living down there for extended periods of time. Bloomberg sat down with experts in the field to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities presented by undersea living.
This quiet and contemplative sim game from indie developer Slug Disco Studios makes you god of an underwater ecosystem. Every creature you create in the game’s habitat evolves on its own, with each subsequent generation changing and adapting to its environment. Available on Steam Early Access 3.16.2021.
It’s hard enough to hold your breath underwater for a long time, let alone walk while you’re doing it. Freediver Boris Milosic set the Guinness World Record for the feat, walking back and forth along the bottom of a pool while wearing a weighted belt. He walked for almost 4 minutes and covered 315 feet on a single breath.
“Although they look noticeably different from the other sea-dwelling animals, they’re doing their best to fit in.” Morgan Freeman narrates this documentary short film which about a terrifying undersea killer that is 100% man-made. Created by Hot Fuss Films for the sustainable living organization The Global Goals.
The Backyard Scientist has a penchant for dangerous, yet impressive experiments. In this clip, he takes to his swimming pool with a contraption that’s designed to blow perfect bubble rings, but instead of just filling them with oxygen, he introduces some propane, so when hit with an electric charge, they explode.
Diver and underwater photographer Catrin Pichler introduces us the costasiella kuroshimae, also known as the “leaf slug” or “leaf sheep.” These tiny and unusual marine creatures bridge the gap between plant and animal, as they perform photosynthesis by storing the chloroplasts in the algae they feed on.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) introduces us to one of nature’s weird and amazing creatures. The lampocteis cruentiventer aka “bloody-belly comb jelly,” is notable for its iridescent ctenes, which help it swim and eat, along with a blood-red belly which conceals any bioluminescent prey that it eats.
Take an up-close and personal look at one of nature’s many strange undersea beasties. This carnivorous nudibranch from the Melibe genus was recorded off the coast of Indonesia as it used its giant oral hood to gulp down tiny creatures as it slithered along the ocean floor.
When shooting photos underwater, there’s often a hazy blue-green layer that gives everything a murky look. Engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak has developed an algorithm which digitally removes that tinge, allowing images to appear sharper and more brilliant than ever. Read more on Scientific American.
We already know that octopi are incredibly smart creatures. What we don’t know is if their big brains dream like ours. In this fascinating footage from Nature on PBS, we witness a octopus changing colors as she sleeps, while the narrator imagines what she might be dreaming about.
After a team of underwater researchers set up shop at the bottom of the ocean, an earthquake strikes and threatens to destroy their laboratory. But it turns out that maybe they really just angered some undersea monster by drilling into its home. Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, and Vincent Cassel star in this popcorn horror flick.
While raising awareness for the Marine Conservation Society of the United Kingdom, wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly and photographer Dan Abbott went for a swim along the coast of Falmouth, England, when they came across an incredible sight – an enormous barrel jellyfish, measuring an estimated 5 feet long.