Tag Archives: Marine Wildlife

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. 

Ocean Views: Cuttlefish Mesmerize Their Prey (BBC)

This specialist hunter knows just how dangerous their prey can be. To solve this problem, they hypnotise crabs by changing the colour of their skin.

Cuttlefish or cuttles are marine molluscs of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. Cuttlefish have a unique internal shell, the cuttlebone, which is used for control of buoyancy.