Just to make this all the more terrifying: these creatures can grow up to a 16-foot span and weigh upwards of 110 pounds. After they engulf their prey (mostly crustaceans), they inject them with paralyzing saliva before dismembering them with their beaks.
For these fisherman working on the Barents Sea, this is just another day at the office.
It was supposed to be the "first seastead in international waters" — a small white box protruding from the waves off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, occupied by two would-be pioneers in pursuit of a new life unfettered by national laws. Then the Royal Thai Navy filed a criminal complaint with police under a section of the criminal code that concerns threats to national sovereignty.
A clip to fuel your nightmares and your hunger for shellfish.
Warming ocean waters are an invitation to all sorts of pathogens with the potential to remake ocean life.
To the thalassophobes and acrophobes out there: this video is, sadly, not for you.
Just when we feel like we have a grip on the order of things, we're presented with an animal like this that seems like it should exist only in the realm of the mythical — and, yet, here it is, swimming through the sea, completely real.
This guy has gotten life very much figured out as he zooms around off the waters of Elba Island in Tuscany, Italy.
While this scene is insanity to us mere mortals, this clear day in surf mecca Nazaré, Portugal was a dream for the professionals.
Sofia Gomez Uribe from Medellin, Colombia runs around the island of Dominica — and, oh, we're feeling out of shape.
Would you sign up to spend months at a time in a metal tube full of nukes?
This isn't nearly as wholesome as Spongebob's pineapple.
The warming waters are changing where phytoplankton hang out, which means life inside and the color of the oceans will be altered.
Despite having serious cataracts, this husky spotted seal is as healthy as any other marine animal.
This humbling moment was captured off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.
This tourist in Turks and Caicos has the ride of a lifetime while holding onto a "Subwing," a towable underwater board.
Tired from the back and forth of the sailing vessel it was perched on, this bird decided to just give up and go with the flow.
A lucky group of out-of-towners were surprised by this extremely rare behavior in the Strait of Georgia.
We're leaning best friends — but, just in case, here's hoping that the oceanarium glass is very, very thick.
There's something inexplicably peaceful about a sea cow just enjoying its life to its fullest in the ocean.
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