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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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One Breath Around the World, Guillaume Nrys Incredible New Short

“One Last Breath” is the incredible new short film by free diver Guillaume Néry. The film was shot entirely by Néry’s wife, Julie Gautier, who amazingly captured everything on breath hold as well. The original soundtrack was produced by Guillaume Ferran and this one is worth watching with the lights off and sound up! The sequence with the whales blew my mind. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/one-breath-around-the-world-by-guillaume-nery/

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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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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of KaikÅura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal. According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of KaikÅura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long KaikÅura canyon, which creates an unusual series of sea currents that sustains a rich food chain.’ The video clip was first seen on Taiyo Masuda’s Instagram page but has since spread online after going viral on…

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Deep Sea Nuke – Video

Our favorite optimistic nihilist, Kurzgesagt considers the unpleasant question of what would happen if a nuclear bomb was detonated at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Nuking the spot closest to the center of the earth might not have the consequences you think it would. Earthquakes, boiling seas, Godzilla, fallout or nothing? Learn the unexpected things that could happen on our big round rock if James Cameron’s sub is hijacked for nefarious purposes.

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This Underwater Dance by Julie Gautier is Simply Beautiful

AMA is a breathtaking short film by Julie Gautier which she describes as: “A film without words that tells a story that everyone can interpret in their own way, according to their own experience, everything is suggested, nothing is imposed. I wanted to put in this film my biggest pain in this world, so that it is not too raw I have coated it with grace, so that it is not too heavy I have dipped it in the water and I dedicate this film to all the women of…

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Ultra Rare Footage of Mating Deep-Sea Anglerfish Stuns Biologists

A new video, captured in the waters around Portugal’s Azores islands, has stunned deep-sea biologists. It shows a fist-size female anglerfish, resplendent with bioluminescent lights and elongated whiskerlike structures projecting outward from her body. And if you look closely, she’s got a mate: A dwarf male is fused to her underside, essentially acting as a permanent sperm provider. According to Science Magazine, the video was captured at a depth of 800 meters (2,625 ft) by deep-sea explorers Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen in a submersible. Only a handful of videos exist…

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Flooding in Brazil Turns Nature Trail Into Surreal Underwater Fantasy World

Recent flooding at the Rio de Prata Ecological Preserve in Brazil has turned their nature trails into a surreal, underwater fantasy world. What makes it so startling is that the water is so clear and calm. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/flooding-in-brazil-turns-nature-trail-into-surreal-underwater-fantasy-world/

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