Tag Archives: Marine Wildlife

Nature Views: Spotted Dolphins In The Bahamas

“Sunday Morning” takes us among some spotted dolphins in the blue waters off the Bahamas. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

Atlantic spotted dolphins are found in warm temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They usually form groups of five to 50 individuals but sometimes travel in groups of up to 200. They are fast swimmers and often “surf” in the waves created by vessels.

Young Atlantic spotted dolphins do not have spots. As a result, they can look like slender bottlenose dolphins. Their distinctive spotted pattern starts to appear all over their bodies as they get older.

Wildlife Views: Sea Otters Feeding In Seaweed Beds

The charismatic otter, a member of the weasel family, is found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Most are small, with short ears and noses, elongated bodies, long tails, and soft, dense fur.

There are 13 species in total, ranging from the small-clawed otter to the giant otter. Though most live in freshwater rivers, lakes, and wetlands, the sea otter and the smaller marine otter are found in the Pacific Ocean.

Cinematic Views: The Icy Landscapes Of Antarctica

Join Paul Nicklen, Yo-Yo Ma, and Marcus Goddard for a musical journey through the icy landscape of Antarctica.

This 13-minute work created by award-winning composer Marcus Goddard and SeaLegacy features cinematography by world-renowned photographer Paul Nicklen and a solo by celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma along with musical contributions from forty artists from eighteen orchestras from around the world.

The piece was co-commissioned by the Aventa Ensemble with assistance from the BC Arts Council and by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Antarctica, one of our planet’s life forces, helps to regulate the climate, control the ocean currents, and support more life than we know of. The impact of the icy continent is endless, and yet this magical place is disappearing before our eyes. But as quickly as conditions have changed in Antarctica, the future of this extraordinary continent can be redirected for the better.

Underwater Views: Marine Coral Reef Wildlife (8K)

A coral reef is an underwater ecosystem characterized by reef-building corals. Reefs are formed of colonies of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, whose polyps cluster in groups.

Video timeline: 00:0000:05 Intro 00:0600:13 Seahorse 00:1400:21 Coral reef 00:2200:28 Sea turtle 00:2900:40 Shark 00:4100:48 Octopus 00:4901:00 Lion Fish 01:0101:08 Moray 01:0901:17 Clown Fish and Sea Anemone 01:1801:29 Manta Ray 01:3001:37 Red shrimp 01:3801:48 Jelly Fish 01:4901:58 Sea horse 01:5902:26 Coral reef 02:2702:38 Clown Fish and Sea Anemone 02:3902:50 Turtle eating 02:5103:11 Octopus 03:1203:21 Dolphin 03:2203:31 Sea Turtle 03:3203:42 Star Fish 03:4303:51 Long Arm Octopus 03:5204:04 Scorpion Fish 04:0504:35 Coral reef 04:3604:58 Sea Turtle

Views: Maya Bay In The Phi Phi Islands Of Thailand

It was made famous by the film “The Beach”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, but in recent years mass tourism has ravaged Thailand’s Maya Bay, located in the idyllic Phi Phi islands. Now, after an extended shutdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there are signs that this natural paradise is recovering and, as visitors begin to return, the Thai government and tour operators are keen to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Views: How Sperm Whales Outsmarted Hunters

The sperm whale is the world’s largest toothed predator. It also has the biggest brain of any animal on earth.. This mind has helped them outwit their natural predators, but what happened when sperm whales came up against humans?

The sperm whale or cachalot is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator. It is the only living member of the genus Physeter and one of three extant species in the sperm whale family, along with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the genus Kogia. 

Voyages: ‘SeaLegacy’ Crew Films A Dolphin Pod In The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea

In the second episode of SeaLegacy: The Voyage, Sony Artisans of Imagery Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, along with the rest of the SeaLegacy crew, discover sometimes things don’t always go to plan. See how the crew manages the challenge and creates a new game plan when dealing with a sometimes uncooperative dolphin pod. Learn more: https://alphauniverse.com/stories/in-…

Views: Sally Lightfoot Crabs Face Eels & Octopus Off Coast Of Brazil (BBC)

In their search for food, these crabs must leap from rock to rock, dodging the predators that lie in wait.

Sally Lightfoot crabs are brightly-coloured coastal scavengers, found in the Galapagos Islands and across the western coast of South and Central America.

Marine Views: Saddleback Clownfish (BBC Earth)

A family of saddleback clownfish have found an excellent home, however, they need a place to lay their eggs.

Amphiprion polymnus, also known as the saddleback clownfish or yellowfin anemonefish, is a black and white species of anemonefish with a distinctive saddle. Like all anemonefishes it forms a symbiotic mutualism with sea anemones and is unaffected by the stinging tentacles of the host anemone.