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Ocean Animals Versus Bernie For Scale (Viral Twitter Thread)

Welcome to 2021, friends, where things just seem to keep getting weirder. And of course, the internet is keeping up with the weird, bringing about one of the silliest yet funniest memes we've seen in a while. 

Only animal twitter has taken it a step further, deciding to use this strange 'Bernie Sanders wearing mittens' meme as an educational opportunity and teaching people about the size of different ocean creatures through it. Really, you shouldn't expect any less from animal twitter. 

Surprisingly, what you think would simply be a funny viral twitter thread, which it is,  is.. also unexpectedly and strangely educational twitter thread. So, it's time to laugh and learn at the same time. 

viral twitter thread about ocean animals again Bernie Sanders for scale thumbnail includes two pictures of Bernie Sanders wearing mittens including one where he's next to a giant crab and another where he's holding a jellyfish 'Human body - Open Ocean Exploration @RebeccaRHelm 000 The approximate size of various ocean animals with a Bernie for scale. A Thread. 5:14 AM - Jan 22, 2021 Twitter Web App 9K Retweets 1.9K Quote Tweets 31.9K Likes'
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Study Discovers That Octopus Sometimes Punch Fish For No Reason (Viral Tweets)

In another entirely unexpected turn to 2020, scientists have discovered that... sometimes, octopus punch fish for no reason. Yes, The Sunday Times reports that "[o]ctopuses are ocean thugs that punch fish," and we are both incredibly surprised and also can't stop laughing, and when you see the video evidence of this, you won't be able to stop laughing either. 

Twitter, of course, lost their minds over this strange piece of news, with multiple tweets about it going viral and people having the time of their lives creating memes and sarcastically joking about how octopuses are keeping law and order in the ocean. 

They might be right though, who knows what's going on in this strange ocean world? Apparently, one of the things going on are octopuses finding fish. The more you know. 

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This mother is doing its best trying to get her adorable mass of fur into the water. You can see the sea otter point to the water and look back at the pup, and you can just tell she is communicating with the pup to get in that water! However, seems like the little pup doesn't want to go. Just like a human kid, seems like baby otters can also throw a tantrum of their own kind. 

But, at the end of the day, we all know the mother will win and force you into that water. You put up a good fight, little pup! So much cuteness in one simple video, our hearts melt at the sight of this adorable and wholesome family display. 

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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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Animals Love Hanging Out At The Beach (Photos)

We know that summer is technically over. But it is never over in our hearts, and we miss hanging out at the beach so so much. So, we decided that we wanna feel the sun on our skin and the wind in our hair through some wholesome pictures of animals absolutely loving the beach. 

It's not just the animals you expect enjoying the beach either. It's cats and kangaroos and elephants. Everyone loves the beach, and we love all of these animals. These pics are for anyone looking for some summery feels, and we hope they bring you at least a hint of the joy they brought us. And if summer is not your thing, here are some cats enjoying autumn

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Beautiful Images Of The Magnificent Marine Animals Living In The Ocean

When you look at the ocean, it seems like the most peaceful place on earth. 

But actually, it is filled with beautiful (And sometimes, dangerous) creatures living inside that we can not see.

The ocean is mysterious, terrifying, humbling, and mesmerizing at the same time. 

Its magnificence has inspired countless novels, films and songs, all in constant awe of its power and beauty.   

We have gathered some images of all those tiny, as well as giant creatures, living under the sea. 


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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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Strawberry Squid Looks Marvelously Bedazzled

The images below were taken the ultra-talented underwater photographer Paul Caiger.

Known as the Strawberry Squid, this is one bejeweled beauty! Its body looks as if there are jewels covering it, therefore it is also known as the reverse jewel squid. Sampled from the ocean twilight zone, they explain that this mysterious ocean dweller can be found between "the sunlit surface layer and extending down to about 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) deep." 

"The strawberry squid is a source of food for many of the large apex predators–such as sperm whales and Risso's dolphins–that dive down into the twilight zone to feed. "

Paul Caigar's Strawberry Squid image won the most-liked Instagram photo and crowned top "Instastar" from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's best of 2019.

(Photos by Paul Caiger, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Insightful Thread About "Long Stringy Thingy" Discovered In The Ocean (Tweets)

It's scientifically called a "siphonophore Apolemia" but everyone is calling it the world's longest "long stringy stingy thingy."

Which, honestly, is way more catchy. 

International ocean researchers may have just discovered the longest living... thing... in the known world. Captured in a haunting video and explained upon in a Twitter thread by biologist Rebecca Helm, who specializes in studying jellyfish at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Helm calls the footage gave her "chills." Find out why below. 

discovery ocean twitter thread wtf tweets long stringy stingy thing | Open Ocean Exploration @RebeccaRHeIm Omg I have CHILLS. This is an ANIMAL I'm guessing it's over a hundred feet long, forming a spiral in the middle of the deep sea. I've gone on numerous expeditions and have never, EVER, seen anything like this. Let me tell you what this is and why it is blowing my mind
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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! 

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Fun Website Allows to Scroll to the Bottom of the Ocean and Discover The Mysterious Creatures Living Deep Down

Did you know there are 409,543 named species in the deep ocean? 

Now you can get to know them better, thanks to this computer scientist, Neal Agarwal, who was inspire by the marine life and has developed a fun website that allows users to scroll down to discover the different animals and plant life that live at varying depths of the ocean.

As you move towards the bottom of the ocean floor, the website provides interesting facts and figures about marine life. 

For example: close to the ocean surface, at around 30 meters deep (98 feet), familiar fish such as the Atlantic salmon and the striped bass are seen, alongside the polar bear, who is known to dive to similar depths in order to hunt for food. Scrolling deeper reveals the killer whale at around 100 meters deep (328 feet), and the green sea turtle at around 170 meters (557 feet).

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U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Poor And Exhausted Pup Struggling In The Water

Thank you, U.S. Coast Guard for being there and caring for all living things! 

Off the coast of Florida, the crew stationed at Fort Byers received a call of a pup in distress and jumped into action! 

In a dramatic video, shared on the U.S. Coast Guard Twitter page, you see the boat carefully pull up alongside the stranded pup who is struggling to stay above water. The crew was able to reel the dog onto their boat and delivery the pooch back to shore -- and back to the owner. 

Story via NY Post

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A team of marine biologists just discovered that after recording a blue whale's heartbeat, that the world's largest creatures can survive on just two heartbeats per minute. 

How crazy is that?! 

The team suction-cupped a pulse monitor to the back of a blue whale off the California coast, in order to achieve this new data.

And when the blue whale grabbed a snack, its heart skipped a beat -- or 30. 

According to a new study, in the journal, 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,' "the simple act of catching a bite may push a blue whale's heart to its physical limits — and that could explain why no creatures larger than blue whales have ever been spotted on Earth." 

Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. A blue whale adult can measure more than 100 feet long, which is equivalent to two school buses parked bumper-to-bumper. And as one would expect, It takes a big heart to power a creature that size. In 2015, one beached blue whale's heart weighed in at 400 pounds, equivalent to the size of a golf cart. 

As written on LiveScience, "According to the study authors; blue whales may have — now and forever — the hardest-working hearts on Earth".

Story via LiveScience

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Welcome To The The Ocean’s First Fertility Clinic

While they might be easily mistaken for rocks or plants, coral reefs are actually colonies of animals. These small but mighty creatures constitute one of Earth's oldest and most important ecosystems. But climate change threatens every one of coral's 800-plus species, all of which reproduce very infrequently. To fight back, Mary Hagedorn created the ocean's first fertility clinic—a global effort equipped with cryopreservation technology and a determined team of scientists. Story Via: Great Big Story

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Twitter Page With Videos Of All The Magnificent Creatures Living In The Ocean

The ocean is the biggest diversity of living things, plants, and aquatic animals. And this twitter page just brings us all this wonderful diversity in a collection of daily videos. 

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Why Sea Turtles Have Such A Problem With Plastic Bags In the Ocean

They have a problem with the plastic because of their anti-barfing spikes. Settle in, folks! Here is a short and helpful explanation on the unique structure of a sea turtles esophagus:

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