As the tide recedes on the Kona Coast, Hawaii tidepool marine life on the Big Island turns into miniature worlds, ripe for exploration.
Small but stunning, the harlequin shrimp is on many divers’ must-see lists. Here’s the nitty gritty on their lifestyle — and their creepy feeding habits.
Diving with giant oceanic manta rays sits high atop almost every diver’s bucket list. Here we’ll share some fun facts and answer some common questions about these exquisite animals.
Macro life in the Mergui Archipelago is abundant and diverse. Here’s the second of a two-part guide to the region’s tiny treasures
Macro life in the Mergui Archipelago is abundant and diverse. Here’s the first of a two-part guide to what you’ll see.
With so many crab species inhabiting the ocean, it’s impossible to highlight all of them. Here are a few facts about five of our favorites.
The sea cucumber may not be the most glamorous animal, but for as common as they are underwater, most divers know little about them.
One of the easiest sharks to identify underwater — thanks to its huge tail—the thresher shark is on many a bucket list. But why is that tail so long anyway?
Well-known for clear water and schooling fish, the macro life on the Great Barrier Reef is amazing too. Here are a few of our favorite critters to look for.
There are more than 800 known eel species, including both fresh- and saltwater species. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites.
Snorkeling with smooth hammerheads in the Azores takes patience, but the wait is worth it when these shy sharks come out to play.
Beneath the waves lies a wonderland — Southern California sea life inhabits a magical realm, including forests, canyons and caves. Here are some highlights.
A master of camouflage, there is much more to the scorpionfish than meets the eye.
It’s got one of the (arguably) weirdest faces in the ocean, and the hammerhead shark is on nearly every diver’s bucket list.
Touching seahorses to manipulate them for pictures (and using a strong flash) is a big no-no, as it causes the animals much stress.
The nautilus is a living fossil, unchanged for hundreds of millions of years. Although divers see them infrequently, they are most common in the tropical western Pacific.
With impressive teeth and vibrant colors, titan triggerfish are the biggest among the species. And although they’re beautiful, divers should beware of this territorial fish.
Most corals are colonial animals with hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps, but solitary corals of the Indo-Pacific are a single-polyp species that lives freely on the ocean floor.