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Meet the Opah, the First Known Warm-Blooded Fish (Video)

The Opah, or moonfish, lives deep below the ocean's surface and uses its unique features to generate and store heat. (AOL Screenshot)
The Opah, or moonfish, lives deep below the ocean's surface and uses its unique features to generate and store heat. (AOL Screenshot)

Researchers say they’ve discovered the first known fully warm-blooded fish. It’s called the Opah, or moonfish, and it lives in cold environments deep below the ocean’s surface. Scientists say the...




  • A deep-sea exploration crew was totally surprised to see a rare sperm whale during their expedition. (AOL Screenshot)

    Deep-Sea Exploration Crew Stunned to See Rare Sperm Whale (Video)

    In the Gulf of Mexico, Nautilus Live expedition crew is studying methane seeps using Hercules, a remotely operated vehicle. On Tuesday, to the delight of... Read more

  • Sony teamed up with SEA LIFE in New Zealand to train an octopus to take pictures of visitors for two dollars a snap. (AOL Screenshot)

    Octopus Takes Pictures of Visitors at New Zealand Aquarium (Video)

    If you thought this was the most impressive thing you’ve ever seen an octopus do, the skills of this New Zealand aquarium’s octopus might have... Read more

  • When goldfish and koi are swimming around in small bowls and aquariums they don’t seem like ferocious, ecosystem-destroying sorts, but it turns out that that's not the case. (AOL Screenshot)

    Monstrous Former Pet Fish Take Over Western Australian Rivers (Video)

    When goldfish and koi are swimming around in small bowls and aquariums they don’t seem like ferocious, ecosystem-destroying sorts, but it turns out that they... Read more

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    Why Songbirds Need Your Help (Video)

    Who doesn’t love waking up to the sound of songbirds? What would spring be like without the cheerful morning orchestra that erases what’s left of... Read more

  • Weddell seals from Erebus Bay in Antarctica have been studied for decades. One of the scientists, William Link with the U.S. Geological Survey captured a heartwarming moment involving a mother and her pup back in October. (AOL Screenshot)

    Photo of Seal Pup Kissing Mom Goes Viral (Video)

    Weddell seals from Erebus Bay in Antarctica have been studied for decades — and now, two of the creatures are having 15 minutes of Internet... Read more

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    ‘Lock the door!': Lion Opens Car Door, Freaks Out Family

    A lion scared a family in South Africa after it did the unthinkable: It opened a car door with its mouth. The encounter was filmed and... Read more

  • You're about to see a video of a bizarre creature of the deep so rare and mysterious it's been dubbed the "Unicorn of the Sea." (AOL Screenshot)

    Divers Swim With Rare Bioluminescent Worm (Video)

    You’re about to see a video of a bizarre creature of the deep so rare and mysterious it’s been dubbed the “Unicorn of the Sea.”…... Read more

  • Hundreds of snakes, disturbed by a construction project, were relocated to a wildlife rescue association in Canada. (AOL Screenshot)

    500 Snakes Surprise Construction Workers in Canada (Video)

    Construction work on a dike in Canada gave hundreds of slumbering snakes a bit of a rude awakening last week. Workers unearthed a den of... Read more

  • Two red pandas from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden recently had some fun in the snow. A video that was captured by a keeper at the zoo depicts them having a blast and that footage has quickly gone viral. (AOL Screenshot)

    Two Red Pandas Playing in the Snow (Video)

    Two red pandas from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden recently had some fun in the snow. A video that was captured by a keeper... Read more

  • Kiko, a member of the UpCycle Club, is shown here touching a turtle in Bali. He said that they just let people touch them if given some food. (AOL Screenshot)

    Touching a Turtle in Bali (Video)

    Kiko, a member of the UpCycle Club, is shown here touching a turtle in Bali. He said that they just let people touch them if... Read more

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    Baby Horses Raise New Questions About Autism

    Newborn horses with a troubling disorder display some of the same symptoms as children with autism, including detachment, a failure to recognize their mothers, and... Read more

  • Researchers in Portugal have added Atlantic Spotted dolphins to the list of mammals that grieve their dead. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Observe Atlantic Spotted Dolphins Grieving (Video)

    Researchers in Portugal have added Atlantic Spotted dolphins to the list of mammals that grieve their dead, reports Wired. Mentioned specifically in their study are... Read more

  • Sun bears, which call the tropical forests of Southeast Asia home, are the smallest known animals in the bear family. Images and videos of an unusual looking sun bear in Malaysia have gone viral. (AOL Screenshot)

    Strange Creature Spotted in Malaysia Turns Out to be Sun Bear (Video)

    Sun bears, which call the tropical forests of Southeast Asia home, are the smallest known animals in the bear family. Images and videos of an... Read more

  • The great thing about mutts is that they often have the best features of both their canine parents. One mix-breed named Rami is a good example and because of his adorable features, he has quickly gone viral. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dachshund/Pit Bull Mix Shelter Dog Becomes New Internet Star (Video)

    A mix-breed dog named Rami has quickly gone viral, likely due to his adorable features. Rami is currently being cared for by employees at Moultrie... Read more

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    Siberian Tiger Entertains Herself by Building a Snowman (Video)

    A tiger at a Russian zoo reveals an intelligent skill only previously ever seen in bored human children on a snow day: the ability to... Read more

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    Animals Play in the Snow

    Kittens and tigers, birds and foxes, pandas, and puppies – no matter what type of animals finds themselves in snow, they all seem to enjoy... Read more


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