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Winners Of The 2020 Ocean Photography Awards Announced

The winners of the 2020 Ocean Photography Awards have been announced and we're in awe of the breathtaking photos of the world we don't see often - the world under the sea. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, each photograph is simply superb.

Each year, Oceanographic magazine holds the Ocean Photography Awards in a celebration of "our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing." Such as the difficult photographs of the Conservation Photographer award, images of incredible sea life being tormented by waste. It's heartbreaking to see but important to share and be aware of. 

The photographer awards are open to everyone, from amateurs and professionals to everyone in-between. There are six categories and the overall winner which receives the title of 'Ocean Photographer of the Year.' 

The awards were streamed live from an extended reality stage in London, UK, you can watch the awards on YouTube

We can't wait to see what remarkable photographs are waiting to be discovered next year! 

winners of the 2020 ocean photography awards, thumbnail of two penguins look out across the water, Melbourne’s lights in the distance. St Kilda, Australia. by Tobias Baumgaertner
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Deep Diving With Some Shark Facts

It's the beginning of Spooktober and what's spookier than creatures of the deep sea? So much is unknown and the information we do know can be just as scary as the unknown! 

Sharks. If someone tells you, while in shark-infested waters, that they aren't afraid of sharks... they're definitely lying to you. Sharks are terrifying! Yes, they're also amazing and very important to the balance of the ecosystem but that doesn't change the fact that they are essentially dinosaurs. They've got this haunting movement and look, those black eyes... and all those teeth! 

As part of our Spooktober special, we bring to you 25 shark facts that are pretty unnerving. Enjoy! 

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Fintastic Sofishicated Fish Memes

We share a lot of animal-related memes. A lot. 

What we don't often feature are fish memes! Why you might ask? Fish are animals, too. Truthfully, there aren't too many of them floating around but every so often, we manage to dive deep and scrap up some ocean dwellers! 

This is a small, yet humble, shoal of fish memes, with a few crustacean memes to spice it up a bit. Besides, who doesn't love shellfish? 

Enjoy this scaly gathering of memes! 


variety of fish and crustacean memes - thumbnail includes two images one of a fish separated from group of fish "what did he do" and there are plenty of fish in the sea meme | Don't worry, there are plenty fish sea Fish Sea fish fish swimming away from a shark
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (22 Images)

Every week, we bring you a new collection of animal pictures that are simply too incredible to describe in anything less than 1000 words. Some pictures are just like that, the stories behind them are too vast and complex. And many times, even though we may not know the story, it takes all but one glimpse to know that it's there. Something must have led to this special moment in time being caught, either something hilarious, adorable, or shocking. 

So, look at these incredible photos and let your imagination take over. Who knows? Maybe you'll see one that will inspire you and have you wanting to make something incredible of your own.

pictures that are worth more than 1000 words thumbnail includes a picture of a seal in water with its whiskers frozen
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Collection Of Silly And Fun Animal Memes (27 Memes)

Comin' at you hot with some funny animal memes! 

The start of the week, so everyone needs a little pick me up. Some giraffes, some fishes, and a whole bunch of dank doggo memes to hopefully make your week a little easier to get through. So, get 'em now, and if you let one breathy laugh out through your nose, then we have been successful! And if laughing is not what you're going for, here are some adorable and wholesome otter memes to get you through the day.

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Classic Meme Rewind: 'Shy Shark'

Ahh, meme-ories. Does anyone remember this classic meme, "The Shy Shark?"

It's no secret that a majority of us are terrified of the giant fish, regardless of the classic film "Jaws". I mean, a prehistoric ancient fish lurking in the water, with just it's fin popping up now and then? It's a terrifying image and anyone who says otherwise is flat out lying to you. 

That's why the 'Shy Shark' makes us so happy. With its confused and oddly adorable expression, for a moment, we aren't as afraid as we usually are. 


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Claire, cat owner and creator behind the popular YouTube series CreamHeroes, is making an interesting perfume. A perfume made from mackerels...yuck. 

However, that's just our opinion, right? These cats can't seem to get enough of the fishy odor! 

Youtuber Dea Del Carmen said it best, "Claire has achieved a new level of Crazy Cat Lady. Honestly, she's a Crazy Cat God at this point."

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Koi Fish Living In Japan's Drainage Canal Due To Cleanliness

How lovely is that? Imagine your country bing as clean as Japan to the point where you see fish living and swimming in the street drain canal? 

When it comes to cleanliness, Japan is at a whole other level. The Japanese are known to practice cleanliness regardless of location and we're taught to do so at a young age. Children volunteer monthly to pick up litter from the streets surrounding their schools. Neighborhoods even have street-cleaning events! 

If you're a tourist in Japan, you'll notice you cannot find a single garbage can on the streets. Each person is responsible for their trash and carries a plastic bag to fill with their daily trash which they can dispose of at any department store or subway station.

If only the rest of the world to step up and meet at Japan's level. In the meantime, enjoy these videos and images of koi fish living in Japan's drain canals: 

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There's something so beautiful, delicate, and therapeutic when it comes to JunsKitchen videos. The music, the cats, the patience Jun has to create such intricate and incredible things, it's all just so relaxing to soak up. 

The chef has begun to do "aquaponics," which means growing vegetables on a fish tank. 

Get yourself ready for 11 minutes of pure zen. 

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OK, we know this video is on the older side, being from 2016, but it's seriously just too good to not re-visit. 

Especially, with the hilarious commentary of the E/V Nautilus, an ocean exploration program that conducts a scientific exploration of the ocean floor. We know that might sound technical and scientific, but we promise you this commentary will have you smiling. 

When the team spotted this "stubby squid" off the California coast, at a depth of 900 meters, they were surprised by the appearance of this hybrid-looking octopus/squid. Simply because it did not look real! As one team member mentions, "They look like googly eyes." And to make the moment even more entertaining, one YouTuber commented on how the stubby squid is feeling after hearing the team's commentary, "don't cry don't cry don't cry don't cry don't cry."

Overall, we rate this video a 10/10, it's hilarious, you learn something, and you see something you might have ever seen before. 

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Love can transform all. Sometimes, we can forget that, and then we see something miraculous and it opens our eyes to the truth once more.

The truth being, that love is powerful. In a breathtaking video (that currently has over 6million views), taken by TikTok user Lacey Scott, we are introduced to an old fish on the verge of dying. Lacey Scott took in this old fish, named him Monstro, and gave him proper care. 

What happened next is so magical and beautiful, you'd have to see it to believe it. Trust it, it's worth every second. 

Thank you for your loving heart, Lacey Scott. 


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Costumed Cat, Named Dog, Is Vietnam's Master Fish Vendor

In Hai Phong, Vietnam, there is a cat named Cho. Le Quoc Phong, the owner of Cho, which translates to 'Dog,' told Buzzfeed News, "It was really hot the day I adopted Dog and he was breathing like a dog, so that's how he got his name."

The name just stuck! 

What he didn't know at the time, Dog would become one of the coolest and seemingly most chill cats of all time! Le Quoc dresses him up in adorable outfits and Dog doesn't seem to mind it one bit! You can just tell from the images below Dog is full of personality! 

 It's no wonder that he soon became a celebrity in the marketplace, in which he works! Dog was 3-years-old when these images below circulated the web, meaning he'd be 5-years-old in 2020. 

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Artist Creates An Incredibly Detailed Aquarium All Made Out Of Crocheted Yarn

The Italian yarn artist, Lindadi of Le Creazioni Di Lindadi, is known for her beautiful detailed crocheted art.

Recently, she has created an incredibly detailed aquarium featuring underwater creatures all made out of crocheted yarn, including various fish, a pink jellyfish, a blue octopus, orange coral, a tiny green turtle, several pale seahorses, two pink crabs, and green seagrass.

For more of Lindadi's art: Instagram / Facebook 


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Under The Sea Beauties (Gifs)

There's so much beauty under the sea. These creatures swim with just grace and can be so mesmerizingly colorful! 

Sure, it's slightly terrifying and there's so much unknown about the world below but that makes it all the more exciting! 

Let's take a quick dive and explore some of the treasures the deep blue has to offer! 

fish sea gifs beautiful animals cool under the sea | cool round jellyfish with many stings floating around it | a school of fish swimming closely creating a large intimidating shape
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We've seen a variety of species go on a private tour of aquariums and the moment has finally arrived. A moment we've all been waiting for -- kittens! 

Atlantic Humane Society, who brought their pups to the same aquarium a few weeks ago, decided it was only fair that their kittens got the same experience! 

So while Georgia Aquarium has been closed to the public, these furry felines got the private tour of a lifetime! 

And their reactions? As adorable as could be. Watch the kittens get up close and personal with all the sea life at the Georgia Aquarium. 

Currently, these kittens are not available for adoption, but you can see all of the animals up for adoption at the Atlanta Humane Society during this time at Atlanta Humane Society.