We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
The ghost of calamari past...
Abominable snowmen, sea serpents and dragons, oh my!
Only 1 in 10 humans are left handed. So why does it happen at all?
What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.
Eat your heart out, Harry Potter
But one thing's for sure: This creature of the deep has an incredible memory.
Grouper and coral trout signal giant moray eels and octopuses to hunt prey.
These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway
Due to its peculiar lifestyle and mating habits, the larger Pacific striped octopus has been largely ignored by scientists. It doesn't even have a Latin name.
We may have more in common with invertebrates than we thought.
Alongside the wild natural beauty, some evidence of humans.
Strange facts about the ocean's most mysterious creature
The monstrous eyes of the colossal squid afford scientists a rare research opportunity
And you thought your relatives were odd looking.
Marine biologists discover octopuses that engage in unexpectedly complex mating rituals
Or are they just curious?
A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.