Tag Archive: scuba diving

A group of orange Garibaldi off the California coast, by photographer Adam Martin. Whenever I went diving off Catalina island, I’d bring along a baggie of dog kibble to feed the Garibaldis. They love the stuff.

YouTuber Pall Sigurdsson says, “We spent a whole dive and most of our air saving this octopus from what was bound to be a cruel fate. The coconut octopus, also known as veined octopus, is born with the instinct to protect itself by creating a mobile home out of coconut or clam shells. This particular individual however has been trapped by their instincts and have made a home out of a plastic cup they found underwater. While a shell is a sturdy protection, a passing eel or flounder would probably swallow the cup with the octopus in it, most likely also killing the predator or weakening it to a point where it will be soon eaten by an even bigger fish. We found this particular octopus at about 20 meters under the water, we tried for a long time to give it shells hoping that it would trade the shell. Coconut octopus are famous for being very picky about which shells they keep so we had to try with many different shells before it found one to be acceptable.” Filmed in Lembeh, Indonesia in December 2018.

Perfect pool formations at Royal National Park, New South Wales, Australia, by photographer T. Scharke.

NASA scientist Mark Rober aims to find out, scientific-like, of course.


A pair of friendly Steller sea lions off Vancouver Island, British Colombia, Canada, by photographer Steve Woods.

A cenote in Cancun, Mexico, by photographer Hiro Araki.

The shipwreck of the Alice G in Little Tub Harbour, Canada, by photographer Jerzy Kowalczuk.

A school of mobula rays off the coast of Baja, Mexico, by photographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete.

Sea lions off the Galapagos islands by photographer Sandro Lonardi.

Sharks patrolling the Jardines de la Reina marine preserve off the coast of Cuba, by photographer Anuar Patjane.

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