Penguins. Sea Turtles. Seals, Sea Lions & Walrus. Sharks & Rays. Whales. Looking down the legs of the Eureka Oil Rig. 15 Incredible X-rays of Real-Life Monsters of the Deep. Fish can be extremely strange looking creatures, with odd appendages and body shapes unfamiliar to us land animals.
Puffer Fish Creates Ocean Floor ‘Crop Circles’ Jellyfish photos. 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.
A Pacific leaping blenny at Taga’chang, Guam. Image credit: © Georgina Cooke, via Australian Museum. The Pacific leaping blenny is a 4 to 8-cm-long tropical fish found in reefs in Samoa and the Marianas, Society, and Cook Islands, in the western and southern Pacific Ocean. The secret lives of sea lilies and feather stars. Once thought to be extinct, these lesser-known cousins of sea stars and sea urchins are some of the prettiest creatures in the ocean.
Prepare to be wowed, things are about to get weird (in a wonderful way). Beneath the surface of the sea is a world so vast that its mysteries are only slowly revealed to us … and when they are, they are often strange and beautiful beyond what we could previously imagine. Take the crinoids. These member of the echinoderm family are related to sea stars and sea urchins, but are far less famous. There are around 600 living species of these marine invertebrates, all marked by the same basic five-sided symmetry of their cousins – though they often have multiple arms that make the initial five sides hard to distinguish. Sea Squirt. How Are Jellyfish Able to Live Without A Brain?
School of Spadefish photographed by Brian Skerry (2010) Underwater Experiments. 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.
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. Amazing life forms: Dr Richard Kirby's passion for plankton has led to a set of marvellous pictures which feature in his book Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves like these tiny Jellyfish Hidden beauty: Stunning images of a Horseshoe worm (left) and a Moon Jellyfish. Feather Star Crinoids Photos. Todd Aki Underwater Marvels. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies.
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Jellyfish are taking over the seas. Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system.
The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what you might call menacing if you only had to deal with one or two. En masse, jellyfish are a bigger problem. Nemertea. Nemertea is a phylum of invertebrate animals also known as "ribbon worms" or "proboscis worms". Alternative names for the phylum have included Nemertini, Nemertinea and Rhynchocoela. Although most are less than 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long, one specimen has been estimated at 54 metres (177 ft).
Most are very slim, usually only a few millimeters wide, although a few have relatively short but wide bodies. Many have patterns of yellow, orange, red and green coloration. Timelapse of swarming monster worms and sea stars. A Seahorse Inspects a Diver’s Watch. Leafy sea dragon. Manatees in The Bahamas. 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.
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. Flatworm Penis Fencing. Portuguese Man o' War. "Gosh" you might say, "that's one weird looking jellyfish".
Well, you'd be partly right. Certainly it looks rather odd but it isn't a jellyfish, it isn't even one animal. The Portuguese Man o' War is in fact a whole colony of four different kinds of organism, each adapted to perform a specific function for the benefit of the whole. Glass Eels. How deep is the ocean, how high am I? How deep is the ocean, how high am I. via : Ghost Room.
Giant Octopus Eats Sharks at Aquarium. Meet the world’s only immortal animal. Email If you’re thinking McLeod, you couldn’t be further from the truth. 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. Lamprey mouth (animals you see on the sides of sharks) Irukandji jellyfish. Irukandji jellyfish (/ˌɪrəˈkændʒi/ IRR-ə-KAN-jee) are small and extremely venomous box jellyfish that inhabit marine waters of Australia and which are able to fire their stingers into their victim, causing symptoms collectively known as Irukandji syndrome.
Their size is roughly a cubic centimetre (1 cm3). There are four known species of Irukandji: Carukia barnesi, Malo kingi, Alatina alata and the recently discovered Malo maximus. The symptoms of Irukandji syndrome were first documented by Hugo Flecker in 1952. They were named after the Irukandji people whose country stretches along the coastal strip north of Cairns, Queensland. The first of these jellyfish, Carukia barnesi, was identified in 1964 by Jack Barnes; in order to prove it was the cause of Irukandji syndrome, he captured the tiny jelly and allowed it to sting him while his son and a lifeguard observed the effects. Range New Week Nudibranch! - Blue Dragon. Image credit: redbubble.com image credit: nectonsub.com.br image credit: the doubtful guest image credit: | Dan |
Glaucus Atlanticus. Creatures of the Lembeh Strait. *notcot in nature , 07:40. Tourists bask in blue glow of firefly squid. 13 Apr 2006. Red Lion Fish. 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. 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. Lion fish amung silver. Elysia chlorotica. Distribution Elysia chlorotica can be found along the east coast of the United States, including the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida (east Florida and west Florida) and Texas.
They can also be found as far north as Nova Scotia, Canada. Ecology Underwater World Captured in Stunning Photos: Slide Show.