Boston bro goes insane over this fish right here.
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"It's a baby whale!"

Michael Bergin had himself an aquatic adventure the likes of which the rest of us can only dream of having.

Well, at least he acted like it. The very excitable Bostonian (actually his Facebook profile says he's from Malden, MA, which is just outside Boston) landed the fish of his dreams and goes insane during the whole adventure.

Posted by Michael Bergin on Thursday, September 17, 2015

And you lucky bastard get to see the whole f*ckin' start of the f*ckin' thing right here, bro:

Today was a great way to end summer thank u

Posted by Michael Bergin on Thursday, September 17, 2015

This glorious man guesses that it's everything from a baby whale to a tuna.

We're almost positive it's an ocean sunfish, which do indeed swim in the Atlantic. A few of the Facebook commenters agreed with us.

World Wildlife Fund study finds that the number of marine life in the ocean has halved since 1970.
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There may no longer be plenty of fish in the sea.

A new study from the World Wildlife Fund arrived Sept. 16 to give you that particular sinking feeling that can only be found in the apocalyptic state towards which the world is slowly deteriorating.

The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, found that global marine life has declined by half, half, since 1970.

Analysis by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) of the population trends of marine species as presented in WWF's Living Blue Planet Report - an updated study of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish - shows a decline of 49 per cent in the size of marine populations between 1970 and 2012. As well as being disastrous for ecosystems, these findings spell trouble for all nations, especially people in the developing world who depend heavily on the ocean's resources.

The findings are based on the Living Planet Index, a database maintained and analysed by researchers at ZSL. Following alarming statistics raised in the Living Planet Report 2014, revealing huge declines in vertebrate populations around the world, this special report studies how overfishing, damage to habitat and climate change are affecting marine biodiversity.

The analysis tracked 5,829 populations of 1,234 species, from sea birds to sharks to leatherback turtles, making the data sets almost twice as large as past studies.

With fun subheadings like "Global food supply depleted" and "Devastating figures", the study credits climate change with causing the crazy decline.

Luckily, our national leaders are all firmly committed to reversing carbon emissions and slowing the steady pace of man-made climate change.

I've got to go lie down.

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Note to self: Don’t go swimming in Brazil.

Joao Antonio Cruz Junior recently uploaded a video to YouTube of him feeding some piranhas in a river.

It looks pretty calm until he tosses in a hunk of meat, and then all hell breaks loose.

Watch as these water demons tear their food to shreds, and then never go anywhere near this place ever because they will ruthlessly kill you and gnaw on your bones.

Via: Vancouver Aquarium
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A copper rockfish at the Vancouver Aquarium developed cataracts in his eye and had to have it removed. The sad little one-eyed guy then retreated to the bottom of the tank and was constantly picked on by his tankmates.

To help save him from the abuse, head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena recently performed surgery to give him a prosthetic replacement.

"Without an eye, the other fishes would act aggressively towards it for appearing sick and weak," the aquarium wrote on its blog.

They put the fish under anesthesia before the procedure, seen above.

After the surgery he seemed to fit right back in with the others.

"Ever since we put in the prosthetic the fish is right back in the mid-water column, interacting with other fish," Haulena told Global News. "He's more robust. Everybody, including the fish, seem a lot happier now."

Via: Mercury News
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You've probably heard of anglerfish before, otherwise known as "nightmare fuel of the sea."

The females, which have fangs and long rods attached to their heads with light orbs, were featured in this scene from "Finding Nemo."

It's very rare for anglerfish to be seen in their natural habitat, and one species in particular, the black seadevil (also called Melanocetus) has been even more elusive… until now.

Scientists with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have captured what they are claiming is the first ever video footage of a black seadevil 2000 feet below the surface of the ocean.

For an example of how disgusting these things are, this is how they mate:

He bites her gelatinous flesh, living as a parasite and never letting go. Their tissues and blood systems fuse with the females'. Her body feeds him food and oxygen and provides the necessary hormones to survive.

Awwww… cute!