Jellyfish are mesmerizing creatures. From the giant phantom jelly to a giant red specimen, they come in a seemingly infinite variety of shapes and sizes. More species continue to be discovered as scientists push into the deep, dark corners of the ocean. Recently, a team from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured footage of a rare psychedelic jellyfish in the midnight zone of the Pacific's Monterey Canyon.
Turtles are famous for pulling their heads into their shells in a defensive posture.
The world has lost another bright light with the death of orphaned mountain gorilla Ndakasi.
There are still so many things we do not know about the creatures that live in the depths of the ocean. Research is necessary to help solve the mysteries of the deep and better inform conservation efforts around the world. This is the mission of the Schmidt Ocean Institute. Founded in 2009, the institute lends its research vessel Falkor for free to international scientists.
There is nothing like a well-deserved nap after a long day, and these elephants definitely deserved it.
Silverback mountain gorillas are powerful creatures. Typically, one adult male leads a band of females and juveniles.
Millions of species inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers that are a fundamental part of our planet. As more and more awareness is being raised about how humans affect the ocean, it's also important to understand the true impact we're having on marine animals. We recently brought you the story of the vaquita, a small porpoise that is facing certain extinction.
For many, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Tasmanian devils is the iconic Looney Toons character...
Despite its huge size, a giant tortoise on the Galápagos Islands somehow remained out of sight for 112 years.
With 8.7 million animal species, our planet is beautifully diverse. But for some of those creatures, their time is running out. When a species is classed as “Critically Endangered,” it means it’s facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Frustratingly, human beings are often the cause—hunting and habitat destruction are the two main causes of animal extinction. However, with the right actions, we can help to undo the damage we’ve caused.
While conducting a routine research survey of endangered giraffe populations, scientists working for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF)
A giraffe on a boat sounds like the beginning to a silly joke, but for conservationists in Kenya it was...