A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators.
rare WHITE humpback whale spotted off the coast of Norway by Niamh O’Doherty A white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by British maritime engineer, Dan Fisher, on a boat trip to Svalbard.
extremely rare giant , albino Powelliphanta snail found in the undergrowth in New Zealnd's Kahurangi National Park by a group of hikers. It's such a rarity that snail experts say it's only the time they've ever seen anything like it.
We would use a flashlight at night to shine into the water along the docs and we would see a lot of this fish as well as so many other creatures. Next time on vacation next to clear ocean water bring your flashlight.
Larval Leaf Scorpionfish (photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures). Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.