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Which aggressive squid is an infamous cannibal?

September 18, 2017

By Earl Filskov   First discovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile in 1835 by French naturalist Alcide d’Orbigny, the Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) has developed a nasty reputation. In addition to […]

Do humboldt squids attack humans?

September 11, 2017

By Earl Filskov First discovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile in 1835 by French naturalist Alcide d’Orbigny, the Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) has developed a nasty reputation. In addition to cannibalizing […]

World’s oldest cephalopod: vampire squid

September 4, 2017

By Earl Filskov Menacingly, it slowly moves through the darkness of the ocean, at depths of more than 3,000 feet, in temperatures that are a numbing 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Vampyroteuthis infernalis, the Vampire Squid (literal […]

Do turtles glow in the dark?

August 11, 2017

Do turtles glow in the dark? Yes! Well, at least some do. In July 2015, marine biologist and ocean explorer Dr. David Gruber filmed the first bioflourescent turtle in history while doing research in the Solomon […]

How do police catch turtle egg poachers?

August 9, 2017

How do police catch turtle egg poachers? One of the ways international groups catch poachers guilty of stealing turtle eggs from nests is to create fake eggs with GPS tracking software inside. Experts carefully place […]

How much does a green sea turtle weigh?

August 8, 2017

How much does a green sea turtle weigh at birth? Weighing about half a pound at birth (25 g), the average green turtle will grow to weigh more than 300 pounds (135 g) as an adult. […]

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