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"Cool" is finding out that dolphins are among the handful of species on Earth that can recognize themselves in the mirror. "Cooler" is finding out that dolphins "name" themselves from a young age with a signature whistle used to signal their identity to other dolphins.
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Turns out it wasn't the doing of aliens who'd overshot a Nebraska cornfield or out-of-work art students with scuba gear. No, it was a masterwork by an amorous and talented male Takifugu rubripes, the poisonous pufferfish eaten by only the bravest sushi connoisseurs. Yoji found a series of small male fish working tirelessly, day in and night out, to craft these mate-attracting marvels using a single fin.
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Via: National Geographic
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From National Geographic:

One species of sea cucumber, however, didn't appear to get the memo: Scientists have discovered that the giant California sea cucumber (Parastichopus californicus) actually uses its anus as a second mouth.
Side Note: It also breathes with it's butt. Giant Sea Cucumber, you're weird.

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According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly shielded by circular water paths that nothing caught up in them escapes.
Via: National Geographic
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Via National Geographic:

With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.

And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November 17 when researchers got footage of this rare anglerfish—the first time this species has been filmed alive and in its natural habitat—off of central California