Spectacular photo of a scuba diver swimming under a massive fish tornado

National Geographic's Your Shots features this spectacular picture of a scuba diver swimming under a massive shoal of fish at Cabo Pulmo, in Baja California peninsula, Mexico. The picture, shot by Californian photographer Jeff Hester, shows a colorful ocean full of life but that wasn't always the case: » 3/31/15 8:54am 3/31/15 8:54am

The beautiful and surreal sensuality of Sarah Lee's underwater photos

Sarah Lee is one of the best photographers I've ever found. It's not because of her perfect technique and aesthetics. It's that she has the ability to evoke nostalgia with every shot—even if I have never experienced her scenes in real life, I've lived them in my dreams of eternal summer. She told me this via email: » 11/17/14 9:38pm 11/17/14 9:38pm

This cargo ship getting deformed in the middle of a storm is terrifying

Amazing video of a large cargo ship passing through a small storm and the effect it has on its steel megastructure, which bends and moves as if it were made with Play-Doh. I love the sea but looking at what it is capable of and how small we are compared to it, I get terrified. Watch and see what I mean. » 11/15/14 2:43am 11/15/14 2:43am

The shrinking of the Arctic ice in one simple graphic

NASA's Greg Shirah made this great grid graphic using images of the north pole sea ice extent from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. From left to right you go from 1979 to 2014. From top to bottom you can see the months. You can see how the spots are smaller every year. Zoom in and scroll. » 9/24/14 6:31pm 9/24/14 6:31pm

Rare view of the ocean glowing blue against the Milky Way

Today's Earth Picture of the Day is extraordinarily beautiful and rare: Fine art and landscape photographer Fefo Boouvier captured a large population of bioluminescent noctiluca glowing against the Milky Way in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the little town of Barra de Valizas, Uruguay. » 8/02/14 12:15pm 8/02/14 12:15pm

Mysterious "Magic Island" appears on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan

A mysterious new geographical feature has appeared on Saturn's moon Titan. These two Cassini's radar images show a "mysterious geologic object" surfacing in the Ligeia Mare, Titan's second largest sea. Cornell University's astronomers call it "Magic Island" because they are puzzled by its origin and nature. » 6/23/14 10:54am 6/23/14 10:54am

Watch sponges breathe out neon green water like they're smoking

There's something completely fascinating in something so incredibly simple. Sponges—animals that can't walk or swim—are incredibly efficient at what they do and have a super fun history to them too. Watch Jonathan Bird explain how sponges work and where they come from in this Blue World clip. » 6/05/14 9:05pm 6/05/14 9:05pm

Whales Don’t Spray Water Out of Their Blowholes

Contrary to what you may have seen in such movies as Pixar’s otherwise extremely entertaining Finding Nemo, whales don’t spray water out of their blowholes. Further, the whale’s trachea doesn’t connect to the esophagus of the whale; so when Dory and Marlin went down the whale’s throat, in real life, they’d have… » 10/15/13 4:30am 10/15/13 4:30am

Yup, the NYTimes and Twitter Outages Started With Simple Phishing

As we strongly suspected earlier, the hackers that briefly took over the Twitter and New York Times domains yesterday didn't use brute force or fancy hacks to get in. The LATimes reports that the Syrian Electronic Army used phishing emails to get username and password credentials for several employees Melbourne IT,… » 8/28/13 3:47pm 8/28/13 3:47pm

Syrian Electronic Army Claims It's Taken Over Twitter's Domain (Updated)

The Syrian Electronic Army claims it's taken over Twitter's domain registration. Indeed, several public Whois listings show sea@sea.sy as the contact information for Twitter.com, which would seem to indicate the hacker group isn't bluffing. Many Twitter users say they're experiencing problems with the service. We've… » 8/27/13 5:12pm 8/27/13 5:12pm