While most pet fish are content to simply swim around in their tanks or aquariums all day long, there are a few renegades out there who need some extra attention. These crafty little pets engage in extortionary activities from breaking out of their tanks to getting a helicopter rescue. If you’re thinking about adding sea creatures to your family, be sure to see these pets first.
Inflation and rising food prices can also affect our animal friends, not just us humans. But faced with rising fish prices, these proud penguins and putting their flipper down. They live at Hakone-en Aquarium in Kanagawa, Japan, where they’re typically fed aji, a fatty Japanese horse mackerel.
Underwater photographer and free diver, Yuki Nakano, swims in Hawaii, with a fish that has the cutest smile and it visits her every day. Even though she usually tries to keep her distance, this little fish wants to get close and friendly. Nakano first met the the fish in February at a popular snorkeling point on Oahu.
Two men in San Diego were charged over a million dollars for their black market sea cucumber smuggling ring. David Mayorquin and his father, Ramon Torres Mayorquin, were named in a 26-count federal indictment filed last year. From 2010 to 2012, they smuggled $17 million worth of sea cucumbers from Mexico to Asia.
As part of a launch event for GoPro’s HERO7 camera, filmmaker Taiyo Masuda caught an incredibly funny freak event on camera. Musada’s friend and fellow kayaker Kyle Mulinder was slapped in the face with a live octopus by a seal. The friends were on a kayaking trip off the coast of New Zealand when it happened.
Marine biologists have discovered a new dolphin hybrid and it’s adorable. Spotted off the coast of Hawaii, the hybrid is half rough-toothed dolphin and half melon-headed whale. ” We came across a mixed group with two species: rough-toothed dolphins, and what appeared, at first, to be two melon-headed whales,” said Robin Baird, a research biologist with the Cascadia Research Collective. “
The thief who kidnapped a horn shark named Miss Helen from the San Antonio Aquarium has been charged with felony theft. The heist was pulled off by netting Miss Helen out of a tide pool exhibit while the attendant was with other, innocent aquarium guests. The three thieves wrapped Miss Helen in a wet blanket but didn’t have anywhere to put her.
A baby sea otter is left orphaned after a shark attack. Langly is a tiny sea otter who overcame tragedy. She was found next to her mother on the coast who was bleeding out from a shark attack.
Facelift for your fish, anyone? The fanciest fish on the market, an Asian arowana could cost you $150,000. With that chunk of change, you could buy yourself 30,000 regular goldfish.
Valerie Taylor is a famous diver and underwater photographer and videographer, known for being a shark expert with an impressive underwater career going back to the 1960s. On top of tons of documentaries and work, she also helped with Hollywood movies such as JAWS and The Blue Lagoon. While she is in her 80s and doesn’t dive anymore, one of her more unique experiences was befriending a moray eel she named “Honey”.