A new species of swell shark from the deep sea. To scare off predators, this shark can inflate its stomach with water to bulk up.
A breed of swell shark is among 300 new species discovered this past spring in the Philippines. (Shutterstock)
A remarkably tall (up to a half meter), tree-like soft coral seen only in the deeper waters of a few dive sites in the Philippines.
California Academy of Sciences biologist Gary Williams discovered this new species of soft coral while diving
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Interestingly, this mollusk was discovered to bear no shell for protection. It produces toxins to ward off predators.
A new species of Phyllidia nudibranch (also known as a sea slug). These brightly colored mollusks don't need shells for protection — instead they produce ...
At first glance, this bottom-dwelling sea creature can remind us of our favorite home-made pancake drizzled with cheese and chocolate syrup.
Whale sharks roam widely through the tropical oceans, rarely staying in one place for long, which is why they're difficult to study. Leith Holtzman
While the Philippines has been regarded as the center of marine biodiversity, it has also been identified as the “center of marine conservation adversity”.
The sudden roar of the engines brought the speedboat to life as it skimmed through the mild current. I marveled at the boundless ocean in the horizon.
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This colorful worm is likely a new species of the genus Myrianida, which was found in coral rubble in the Philippines.
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Efforts to protect whale sharks, the largest fish species in the ocean, have resulted in a rebound in the number of the creatures in Taiwan's waters.
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Satoja uusia lajeja on löydetty vuoden 2011 filippiinien biologisen monimuotoisuuden retkikunnasta, mukaan lukien outo merit tähti, joka ruokkii yksinomaan ...
From photos, scientists can identify individual whale sharks based on the pattern of spots just behind their gills. (Aimee Jan)
In 2011, more than 300 new species were discovered in the 42-day Philippine Biodiversity Expedition done in Luzon alone by the California Academy of Science ...
Ensuring healthy reefs and oceans isn't just about making the diving community happy or making certain that tourism thrives. More importantly, it is about ...
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