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Blue-ringed octopus, Borneo

Photo of the Day: Beautiful But Deadly

8/24/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

What makes it dangerous? The blue-ringed octopus can kill a human with a single bite. The tiny cephalopod’s saliva contains a powerful toxin that causes muscle paralysis, including the muscles that control breathing. Blue-ringed octopuses are not aggressive and will […] Read more >

Hawaiian Monk Seal photo by: U. S. Fish and WIldlife Service

June Ocean Wildlife Roundup: Shark Chomps Giant Squid, Seals on Camera, Cuttlefish in Trouble

6/27/2012 // By Max Greenberg

We spend lots of time on Wildlife Promise talking to you about amazing animals in the U.S. and elsewhere. But in my opinion, we don’t use nearly enough digital ink on marine life. I hope we can remedy that in […] Read more >

Giant manta ray, Socorro Island, Mexico

Photo of the Day: Giant Manta Ray

4/3/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Share Your Nature Photos! Join our National Wildlife Photo Challenge — a free, bimonthly activity for members of our Flickr group. This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more […] Read more >

B-Serata-Sargassam

Entire Habitats Wiped Out by Oil, Dispersant and Fires

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Hyperbole? If you’re visualizing an entire ocean, marshland, bay or miles-long beachfront destroyed, perhaps. But if you consider pelagic sargassum, that yellowish-brown seaweed that forms up into floating mats, clumps and weed lines (scientists call them “weedrows”), you will find […] Read more >