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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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Confocal image of a squid embryo. All nuclei are stained with DAPI (blue). Phalloidin staining reveals neural structures (red), while cilia on the surface of the embryo are highlighted by acetylated tubulin staining (green).
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ff the coast of South Africa, Cape Gannets spot their targets from the air and dive like a squadron of bombers to pursue their prey. A Cape Gannet can snap up a fish before it realizes it's even being chased. Photographer Alexander Safonov is astounded as he watches these amazing birds dive 25 feet (8 meters) underwater to catch a meal from a school of sardines.
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Mauritius Island is 2000 km (1240 miles) southeast of Africa. It gives off a stunning optical illusion that the island its on top of a large waterfall. There actually isn't much of a depth difference at all, but the receding waves are pulling the light colored sand out into the ocean, giving the illusion of a drop off.
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Space exploration seems to get all the glory, but there's another virtually unexplored frontier right here on Earth: the deep sea.

The Exosuit, a 530-pound metal suit, will for the first time allow a human to plunge down to a depth of 1,000 feet without being crushed by the pressure of the ocean.

The aluminum shell looks oppressive and suffocating, but feels weightless once in the water. The diver inside the suit can pick up marine life using robotic claws and has thrusters on the feet to move around.

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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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A clever fish has figured out that if it produces sounds in an oyster shell, the noises will carry over long distances, according to new research. The study, published in The Journal of Experimental Biology, is just the latest to show that fish are far from being silent. Many can produce sounds by vibrating their swimbladders and, like a fishy form of Morse Code, they can create different meanings based on the sounds.
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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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A mysterious pulsating hum has been keeping people in the British town of Hythe awake at night, and scientists say there's definitely something fishy about it.

Residents have complained to the local council, saying they've had to leave the area just to sleep. Some people have even gone to the doctor, suspecting they had tinnitus.

Blame has been placed on everything from industrial noise to passing cargo ships, but the Scottish Association for Marine Science thinks it's found the answer: male midshipman fish.