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Video: True Facts About the Octopus, Floppy Spider of the Sea

by Owen James Burke

Screen Shot 2014 04 24 at 10.31.39 PM 640x391 Video: True Facts About the Octopus, Floppy Spider of the Sea

Shaking hands with a male octopus is like playing Russian roulette — kind of. Read more »

An Iceberg 6 Times the Size of Manhattan is Adrift in the Ocean

by Owen James Burke

iceberg 640x248 An Iceberg 6 Times the Size of Manhattan is Adrift in the Ocean

These two photos above taken on December 10th 2013 (left) and March 11th 2014 (right) depict an iceberg larger than the island of Guam breaking off from the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica and floating off into the Southern Ocean below the South Pacific. Read more »

A Seaside Cabin on Sweden’s West Coast

by Owen James Burke

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Open, bright, and full of sea air, this cabin with its 16 foot sliding glass door is sure not to let you forget what lies beyond your threshold. Read more »

This Diver Just Broke the Closed Circuit Rebreather Depth Record After Spending Almost 10 Hours at 290 Meters

by Owen James Burke

goodmandive This Diver Just Broke the Closed Circuit Rebreather Depth Record After Spending Almost 10 Hours at 290 Meters

Will Goodman, 37, who just spent nearly 10 hours at a record depth of 290 meters (over 950 feet), also holds the record for the longest dive, at 48 hours.

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Watch a Spearfisherman Take His Catch Back from a Shark

by Owen James Burke

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Reef-bound white tips aren’t necessarily the most dangerous shark a spearfisherman could tangle with, but he’s treating this thing like a golden retriever that’s grabbed hold of his fillet mignon. Read more »

This Is the Best Handline Fishing Kit for Sailors

by Owen James Burke

Screen Shot 2014 04 22 at 1.28.29 PM 640x397 This Is the Best Handline Fishing Kit for Sailors

Many sailors find fishing to be a nuisance or a waste of time, but it doesn’t have to be. Read more »

Over/Under Photography by Matty Smith

by Owen James Burke

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Blue bottle jellies at sunrise

Matty Smith’s ability to manipulate shutter speed and capture bioluminescence, combined with his appreciation for a good sunrise, might make him one of the more interesting ocean photographers of this generation. Read more »

A Talk with Joan Lederman, Deep Sea Sediment Potter

by Owen James Burke

joanshrimp 640x559 A Talk with Joan Lederman, Deep Sea Sediment Potter

Joan Lederman lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and makes pottery from ocean sediment in her beachfront studio. The idea started when a friend of Joan’s working with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) ended up with excess sediment on the deck and for whatever reason, decided to bring some back to Joan, thinking she could make a pot out of it. Read more »