Get to know the colourful nudibranch

Nudibranchs are often referred to as sea slugs, but they’re far more extraordinary than your average slug. There are over 3,000 varieties that range from the poles to the tropics and they thrive in diverse ecosystems. The vibrant mostly finger-sized creatures’ favourite cuisine is coral, and they can smell danger from afar.

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The strange world of river sharks

Worldwide there are more than 500 recognised species of sharks and that number is continuing to grow as new species are discovered lurking in the depths of the world’s oceans. Encompassing everything from the well known great white and hammerhead sharks, to little known oddities such as the deep-sea dwarf lanternshark or the enormous plankton … Continued

Diving into the depthless deep of Earth's shallowest seas

When looking at the natural world, it often seems that we human beings love nothing more than staring wide-eyed into the abyss, or gazing up at the depths of outer space, desperately straining to try and make out something mysterious and interesting in the inky gloom of a possibly endless void. But perhaps we’re overlooking … Continued

Welcome to the mind-blowing world of sea slugs

On land, slugs get a bad reputation: They’re slimy, ugly and they lack an adorable shell like their snail counterparts. Under the sea, however, slugs come in a multitude of beautiful colors and shapes. Take the species of nudibranch known as Doriprismatica atromarginata, for instance: It has a beautiful frilly mantle which appears to wave … Continued

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Happy World Sea Turtle Day! Meet the olive ridley sea turtle

As one of seven species of sea turtle, the olive ridley sea turtle is a little on the smaller side in comparison to his cousins. They get their name from the greenish colouring of their shell, which starts out grey when they’re young but grows greener with age. These turtles thrive in the tropical waters … Continued

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Spiders are just as scary under the sea as they are on land

Arachnophobes beware, the sea is crawling with spiders! Ok, they’re not ACTUALLY spiders, but with their long spindly legs, these anthropods are sure to send shivers down your spine. [geoip-content not_country=”CA”] Learn more about sea spiders and other fascinating water-dwelling creatures by checking out Fish Life, available on the Love Nature app. Not a member? … Continued

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Find out just how skilled of a hunter the octopus is

Lacking any particular hard body parts, except for the beak, makes it very easy for the octopus to get in and out of tight spaces. This means the creature is able to snatch prey from even the tightest of quarters. See how masterful these cephalopods are at squeezing into small areas in the clip above. … Continued

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Five marine mothers and the incredible ways they care for their young

Underwater mothers face challenges and dangers we cannot imagine, including those posed by human activities such as pollution, habitat loss and underwater noise from shipping and development. It’s WWF Water Wednesday, when Love Nature television explores the unique characteristics, natural history, environmental challenges and threats facing waters and aquatic species in Canada and around the … Continued

20 facts about dolphins you may not have known

Did you know that killer whales are not actually whales? They are members of the dolphin family, and just so happen to be the largest member of said group. Orcas find themselves in good company, as dolphins are incredibly smart. In fact, they have the largest brain to body mass ratio of any other animal … Continued

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What do colours signify for ocean-dwelling creatures?

If you live the life of a fish, one of your primary methods of communicating to others is through your colouration. Different colours mean different things, and more often than not the message is “I am poisonous, so stay away”. Take the young nudibranch featured in the video above, for instance: its bright colours let … Continued

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Just how dangerous is the stingray's sting?

Going diving in tropical waters? Keep an eye open for this cartilaginous fish! The stingray sports one of the deadliest defense mechanisms in the sea. Their barbed stinger, found on the end of their tail, is incredibly sharp and venomous, and can reach a length of up to 35 cm (14 inches). Their stingers were … Continued

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Octopuses are the World’s Greatest Escape Artists (Ft. PhilosophyTube)

When it comes to blending into their surroundings, the octopus has all other animals beat. In just under one second, an octopus can completely change the color of its skin to match the environment around it. They can also change the texture of their skin to create bumps and grooves as needed. This helps the … Continued

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Female octopus makes fatal sacrifice

Mating is a dangerous exercise for the female octopus. Check out Fish Life on the Love Nature app. Don’t have the app? Subscribe now! Your first 30 days are free.

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Sexy shrimp dance on sea anemone

Find out how these sea creatures have earned the nickname “sexy shrimp”. Check out Fish Life on the Love Nature app. Don’t have the app? Subscribe now! Your first 30 days are free.

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These are the last of the UK’s resident orca population

Orcinus orca, the killer whale, the highly intelligent and adaptable apex predator of the oceans, second only to human beings in global distribution. If you were to ask the average person where the best place to see an orca would be, their response might be the Antarctic, Vancouver Island, Iceland or a number of other … Continued

This amazing couple take the best underwater photography we've ever seen, and they do it all without scuba gear

Around 95% of the world’s oceans remain unexplored. This is hardly surprising when you think about it: humans have evolved to live on land, and aren’t naturally equipped to reach the deepest sea depths without relying on incredibly high-tech apparatus. And yet, despite the challenges involved in underwater exploration, some brave adventurers have dedicated their lives … Continued