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Kung Fu Shrimp

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.

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Plastic Munching Plankton

By The Scientist Staff | August 16, 2017

This giant larvacean can ingest microplastic pollution and poop it down to the sea floor.

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Amazonian Reef

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.

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Long-Distance Calls

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researcher Peter Tyack expresses the beauty of marine mammal communication.

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Oysters At Risk

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Climate change is causing ocean acidification, and shellfish, such as oysters, are bearing the brunt of the shift.

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Well-Brined Pork

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.

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Coral Currents

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2016

Researchers at MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science discover the ultility of coral cilia in creating water currents that bring food and move molecules around the colonial organisms.

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A Fishy Chorus

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

Watch the coelacanth documentary that fish biologist Eric Parmentier and filmmaker Laurent Ballesta were making when they discovered and recorded a world of undersea sound.

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Gutless Worm

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2015

Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.

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Orb-iters

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2015

See how William Beebe and Otis Barton descended to the ocean's depths in an early submersible designed to allow access to the mysterious lifeforms inhabiting the deep sea.

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