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Diver Demonstrates the Amazing Pumping Ability of Sponges With an Awesome Visual

Emmy award-winning naturalist Jonathan Bird of Blue World, demonstrates the incredible pumping/filtering ability of sponges using a non-toxic dye called fluorescein. Sponges are highly effective filter feeders since they are able to capture and eat particles as small as bacteria as well as larger particles. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/diver-demonstrates-amazing-pumping-ability-of-sponges-with-dye/

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Divers Stumble Upon Giant Squid Egg and Capture Surreal Moment on Film

A team of divers filmed a rare glimpse of a huge transparent egg sac containing hundreds of thousands of baby squid. The stunning underwater video was filmed by Ronald Raasch, 48, as he was diving with two other team-members from the research vessel REV Ocean in the cold waters outside Ørsta, Norway. On October 5, the team of divers was swimming back to shore after visiting a WWII shipwreck about 200 metres from the coast, when they had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a mysterious object. Floating 17 metres below the…

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Amazing Footage Shows Sperm Whale Mimicking a Divers Spins

In this remarkable encounter, diver and self-proclaimed ‘whale whisperer’ Andrew Armour, is seen interacting with a magnificent sperm whale, who seems to be amused by the tiny organism in front of him. The surreal scene was captured off the coast of Roseau, Dominica in the Caribbean. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/sperm-whale-mimics-divers-spins/

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Ocean Ramsey Goes Freediving With Worlds Largest Known Great White

On January 15, 2019, marine biologist and conservationist Ocean Ramsey and her team took their dive boat to monitor tiger sharks feeding off a dead and decomposing sperm whale that the NOAA had towed 15 miles offshore from Sand Island near Oahu, Hawaii where it had lain against the shoreline. According to the Star Advertiser, that’s when Deep Blue showed up to feed and everyone else split. Deep Blue is believed to be the largest known great white shark and appeared to be pregnant. Ramsey says Deep Blue is roughly…

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A Spellbinding Ocean Exploration With an Underwater Wheelchair

In this dreamlike sequence, artist and activist Sue Austin explores a coral reef in the world’s first underwater wheelchair. Austin lost her mobility after an extended illness in the mid-90s. Through ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ Sue aims to use the surprising juxtaposition of an NHS wheelchair in an underwater environment to transform preconceptions, create positive empowering images and inspire people. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/wheelchair-scuba-diving-sue-austin/

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Lunatic Rides Inflatable Pizza Slice Off 300 ft Iceberg in Greenland

The National Geographic Team recently completed a gruelling 6 week expedition to Southeast Greenland and celebrated with crew member Ethan Pringle sending it off a huge iceberg on an inflatable pizza. The mission saw Mike Libecki climb the hardest route in the country up an unnamed mountain; a burly first ascent on uncharted terrain. On the long boat ride back to Tasiilaq, Ethan Pringle wasn’t done with “firsts” and decided to ride an inflatable pizza slice down a 300 foot iceberg, launching into the icy Arctic water below. [via Nat…

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