background preloader

Sea Creatures

Facebook Twitter

Explore the diverse and colorful creatures of the world's oceans, including corals, octopi, dolphins, whales, penguins, sea turtles and sharks!

Ancient Sea Life. Dolphins.

Deep Sea Life

Penguins. Sea Turtles. Seals, Sea Lions & Walrus. Sharks & Rays. Whales. Strange New Fish Found Deep off New Zealand. 15 Deadliest Beach Creatures. Keep away from any of these 15 deadly creatures when you next visit the beach. 1.

15 Deadliest Beach Creatures

Portuguese Man-of-War Jellyfish. Pharyngeal Jaws of Moray Eels. U.S. Marine Protected Area Photos. Photograph by Paul Chesley The United States' nearly 1,800 marine protected areas contain some of the country's most spectacular reefs, underwater archaeological sites, and most valuable commercial fisheries and tourist diving sites.

U.S. Marine Protected Area Photos

Ranging in size from less than one square mile (2.6 square kilometers) to over 139,797 square miles (362,073 square kilometers), the sites are located from the Arctic to the South Pacific, from Maine to the Caribbean, and as far west as the Philippine Sea. Meet the world’s only immortal animal. Email If you’re thinking McLeod, you couldn’t be further from the truth.

Meet the world’s only immortal animal

What you have to do is think small; not microscopic, just big enough to see with your naked eye. Turritopsis nutricula is a hydrozoan, and it’s considered by scientists to be the only animal that cheated death. Solitary organisms are (according to current belief) doomed to die, after they completed their life cycle. But Hydrozoa don’t live by normal rules. Tourists bask in blue glow of firefly squid.

13 Apr 2006.

Tourists bask in blue glow of firefly squid

Lamprey mouth (animals you see on the sides of sharks) Irukandji jellyfish. New Week Nudibranch! - Blue Dragon. Image credit: redbubble.com image credit: nectonsub.com.br image credit: the doubtful guest.

New Week Nudibranch! - Blue Dragon

Glaucus Atlanticus. Red Lion Fish. Parrotfish did you know? Microscopic Sea Creatures. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 16:31 GMT, 30 September 2010 Bobbing away in the dark depths of the ocean, these tiny creatures display a unique beauty that few get to truly appreciate.

Microscopic Sea Creatures

And the latest publication by a scientist who studies these microscopic animals is set to become an unlikely bestseller - all thanks to the beauty of plankton. His coffee table book about the amazing life forms that live unseen in the oceans has dozens of remarkable photographs taken through a microscope. Lion fish amung silver.

Octopus in Italy. 10-Year Sea Census. Photograph courtesy A. Fifis, IFREMER Its fuzzy, winter-white coat might look at home in the Himalaya, but the yeti crab was discovered skittering around hydrothermal vents about a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) under the South Pacific off Easter Island (map) in March 2005. Flatworm Penis Fencing. Creatures of the Lembeh Strait. Underwater Sea Life 

"I will spare you a gushy description of the dive itself, except to say that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean.

Underwater Sea Life 

Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. " ~ Dave Barry "Double Turtle" by Autopsea "Starfish" by john white photos "Anemonefish" by lndr "Harlequin Shrimp" by Erwin Kodiat. A Seahorse Inspects a Diver’s Watch. Jun 27, 2012 In this remarkable capture, a seahorse checks out a diver’s watch (and own reflection) underwater.

A Seahorse Inspects a Diver’s Watch

Given the clarity of the clouds in the reflection, this was likely taken quite close to the surface. A reverse image search on Tineye and Google did not identify a valid source for this photograph, if you know more please let us know (update: Many thanks to Hoss Cartwright for the help)! Cuttle Fish. Todd Aki Underwater Marvels. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies.

Todd Aki Underwater Marvels

All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Timelapse of swarming monster worms and sea stars. The Most Beautiful Starfish In The World. Underwater Experiments. Giant Octopus Eats Sharks at Aquarium. Manatees in The Bahamas. Feather Star Crinoids Photos.

Little Puffer Fish Creates Ocean Floor ‘Crop Circles’ Underwater World Captured in Stunning Photos: Slide Show. Jellyfish photos. Nature photography - pictures of animals, pictures of birds, pictures of butterflies, macro photography of insects, plant photos, pictures of mushrooms.

Jellyfish photos

The most beautiful and unique images of nature. Great photographers observe nature by Canon, Nikon cameras, equipped with the best lenses - see all species in our gallery and listen to the birds' and animals' voices. If you want to use images for commercial purposes - send a message: info@nature-pictures.org If you want to get a file with an author's dedication ( to non-commercial print ) - write: info@nature-pictures.org Nature photographers,nature experts, people writing articles on nature topics are welcome to cooperate. Leafy sea dragon. Nature photography - pictures of animals, pictures of birds, pictures of butterflies, macro photography of insects, plant photos, pictures of mushrooms. The most beautiful and unique images of nature. Great photographers observe nature by Canon, Nikon cameras, equipped with the best lenses - see all species in our gallery and listen to the birds' and animals' voices.

If you want to use images for commercial purposes - send a message: info@nature-pictures.org If you want to get a file with an author's dedication ( to non-commercial print ) - write: info@nature-pictures.org Nature photographers,nature experts, people writing articles on nature topics are welcome to cooperate.

We also invite Investors to help us in this website development. Corals. How deep is the ocean, how high am I? Sea Squirt. Pacific Leaping Blenny. According to a new paper published in the journal Animal Behaviour, the Pacific leaping blenny (Alticus arnoldorum) – a unique fish that lives on land and can leap large distances – uses camouflage to avoid attacks by predators such as birds, lizards and crabs. Elysia chlorotica. Glass Eels. Jellyfish are taking over the seas.

Never Seen Before Undersea Light Show Amazes Scientists. Portuguese Man o' War. "Gosh" you might say, "that's one weird looking jellyfish".