If you’re well-studied in all matters octopus, perhaps this video will not surprise you. But for many of us, I imagine watching a giant octopus ooze across dry land is lowkey batshit.
The ocean is full of mysteries, and somewhere down in the darkness one very special creature plunges her depths.
On Sunday evening, Australian surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark on live television while competing in an event in the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour in South Africa. Fanning kept his cool long enough to remember how to fend off such an attack: start throwing punches.
It’s probably safe to assume that these dogs are stoned, not because surfers of all breeds adhere to the stoner beach bum stereotype, but because they seem really calm. What gives? Aren’t they afraid that all this erratic doggy paddling and splashing will draw the attention of great white sharks? That happens, you…
Before the salt water had even evaporated from superhuman Diana Nyad's magical swim cap, other people in the long distance swimming community were all lined up with their suspiciously sour grapes-y doubts that maybe the 64-year-old had somehow faked part of her inspiring swim from Cuba to Florida. And they've got…
But don't shit in the ocean, because then you're just a monster.
You know what I like best about horrifying monsters? That they're not fucking real. Like, I know it's all very de rigueur these days to talk about how much you "want" to bone a werewolf, or how "great" a zombie apocalypse would be, or how "cool" it would be if Mansquito were a real…
Watch this majestic sea turtle bother this SCUBA diver — it's the most adorable form of harassment that I've ever seen. If walking down the street meant that I'd get harassed by a sea turtle, I'd happily strut my stuff down the any (underwater?) boulevard.
The long arm of Floridian law has finally caught up with the mysterious aquatic rodeo rider who saddled up a manatee back in October and rode recklessly over the waves like a sea-faring Calamity Jane angling to do battle with King Triton's army of seahorses. Or like a person who has owned far too many Lisa Frank ocean…
Tourists in Hawaii really like to see dolphins, and that's fine because dolphins are magical (when they're not trying to bad-flipper isolated swimmers or murder innocent tiger sharks), but it's also creating a significant problem: insomniac dolphins aren't getting enough sleep because tourists keep wanting to stare…
Bold move, kitty! And definitely the best way to cut out the middleman and go straight to the source for delicious fish.
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When 12-year-old Charles "Dale" Ostrander began to drown in a riptide off the coast of Washington state, the first person to come to his rescue was Nicole Kissel, only twelve years old herself.
[Malibu, September 7. Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen was in Antarctica to capture shots of leopard seals. One approached him, jaws wide and ready for biting...and if you haven't heard the rest of the story yet, you need to watch this brief clip.