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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Tide

Image of the Day: Glowing Tide

By The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2018

Each year, bioluminescent microorganisms create striking displays on the beaches of San Diego.

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image: Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

By The Scientist Staff | February 21, 2018

The baby cephalopod looks and behaves like an adult from the moment it emerges from the egg.

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image: Image of the Day: Caught Red-Handed

Image of the Day: Caught Red-Handed

By The Scientist Staff | January 26, 2018

Divers come upon a new population of red handfish near Tasmania.

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image: Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

By The Scientist Staff | December 12, 2017

Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world. 

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image: Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?

Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?

By The Scientist Staff | December 11, 2017

Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.

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image: Image of the Day: Plastic Feast

Image of the Day: Plastic Feast

By The Scientist Staff | October 30, 2017

New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.

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image: Image of the Day: Giant Shipworm

Image of the Day: Giant Shipworm

By The Scientist Staff | April 19, 2017

Kuphus polythalamia is a worm-like mollusk that can reach up to 155 cm in length, is encased in a hard, tusk-like shell, and lives in sulfur-rich mud.

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image: Image of the Day: Sonic Snapper

Image of the Day: Sonic Snapper

By The Scientist Staff | April 12, 2017

By rapidly snapping its large claw shut, the newly discovered pistol shrimp, Synalpheus pinkfloydi, can create enough sonic energy to stun—even kill—small fish.

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image: Image of the Day: Lighting Up the Sea

Image of the Day: Lighting Up the Sea

By The Scientist Staff | March 22, 2017

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) is a nocturnal predator with a light organ full of bioluminescent bacteria attached to an ink sac, which the animal uses to control the amount of light it releases.

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image: Image of the Day: Whale Watching

Image of the Day: Whale Watching

By The Scientist Staff | March 8, 2017

Scientists capture the True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) on film for the first time.

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