Why Megalodon (Definitely) Went Extinct

About 8 million years ago, a little baleen whale was swimming in the warm coastal waters of Peru. It was only about 3 or 4 meters long, about the size of a Beluga whale, and while it filtered mouthfuls of plankton-rich water, it was unaware that just below it swam a predator. Like the great […]

How Do Fish Talk To Each Other?

Fish have been found singing off the coast of Australia. A belated Prince tribute, you ask? Well, no, not exactly. Hey guys, Natalia here for DNews today. The morning rooster has met its underwater match. Scientists have studied fish since the days of Aristotle, analyzing their body language and vocal behavior, but recent recordings off […]

What Happens To Fish During A Hurricane

(thunder booms) – [Narrator] Normally when a hurricane is barrelling towards us, we tend to run the other way. But not Isla, she’s a leatherback turtle who was meandering off the coast of Virginia when she accidentally swam straight into Hurricane Florence. Scientists were worried she’d get caught up in the middle of the storm, […]

Beauty and the Feast: When Herring Come to Spawn

Every spring in the northeast Pacific, millions of herring migrate from offshore waters to sheltered corners, called by the urge to spawn. Males release sperm, turning the emerald green waters milky white, while females lay eggs the size of sand grains on every surface, covering seagrass and kelp. This massing of fish and eggs attracts […]

Killer whales circle and chase great white sharks in incredible footage

 Footage has captured the moment great white sharks try and desperately swim away from killer whales  The clip, filmed by Elton Polly in South Africa, shows the huge animals make a beeline for the sharks  “That shark is scared,” someone can be heard saying in the background.   Dorsal fins can also be seen breaking […]

Impacts of Salmon Farming & Indigenous Resistance

Over the past 30 years, an intensive open-net fish farm industry has been established on the west coast, throughout indigenous territories occupied by British Columbia and Washington State. The sockeye salmon return of the Fraser river watershed, the largest salmon run in Canada, was decimated by a construction-related rock slide in 1914 and was slow […]

Inside The Tanks (Full Documentary)

For decades, marine captivity has been one of the most profitable industries in the tourism sector, bringing millions of people around the world to watch these animals jump, splash and play. But in recent years, a much darker side to the industry has come to light. And whilst many of the marine parks are thousands […]

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks | JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD

Next on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World: Sharks that east something disgusting! Ahh, Hawaii. With its beautiful beaches and warm weather, few would argue that Hawaii is one of the nicest places in the world to visit. But you know me, I won’t be sitting on the beach getting a tan. I have come to Hawaii […]

Catch n’ Cook Big NASTY Moray EEL!

What is going on, guys? So here is the scoop– I came out to this beautiful spot to fish a couple days ago. Just doing a little simple reef fishing. Just a beautiful, beautiful area. And I started catching a bunch of little reef fish called Wrasse. And while I was fishing, I saw this […]

“We are chasing the last of the big fish” | Interview with fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

The way we interact with the ocean, and with the world, is insane because we behave as if we had another planet, and we don’t. My name is Daniel Pauly, I’m a professor of fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I think the biggest change in the ocean has happened already, […]