Here is how animals survive beneath the thick ice of the Antarctic

There are a number of amazing things about this video, including the absolutely breathtaking close-ups of a jellyfish that lives in the strange world beneath the thick ice that covers the waters around the Antarctic. What's truly incredible is that one of these divers is the brilliant composer and musician Henry… »11/28/12 6:53pm11/28/12 6:53pm

This incredible Antarctic seal's call sounds like Pink Floyd and beatboxing

Humpback whale songs are absolutely haunting, but here's a marine mammal whose call is even more alien. This is the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii), an Antarctic pinniped whose vocalizations both underwater and top side resemble ambient techno. These pulses and chirps have territorial and mating functions and… »1/31/12 10:20am1/31/12 10:20am

How quickly do seals' and sea lions' whiskers grow?

In order to clear any doubts regarding the comparative growth rates of the whiskers of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), researchers at the Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Mystic Aquarium, CT, U.S.A. performed a series of experiments in 2001.… »8/20/11 12:00pm8/20/11 12:00pm