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Jellyfish. 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.

15 Incredible X-rays of Real-Life Monsters of the Deep

Their peculiarities aren’t limited to their outer appearance, either — as these ghostly, almost alien-looking X-rays of various underwater creatures prove. Elysia chlorotica. Distribution[edit] 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.

Elysia chlorotica

They can also be found as far north as Nova Scotia, Canada.[1] Ecology[edit] This species is most commonly found in salt marshes, tidal marshes, pools and shallow creeks, at depths of 0 m to 0.5 m.[1] Description[edit] Feeding[edit] The incorporation of chloroplasts within the cells of Elysia chlorotica allows the slug to capture energy directly from light, as most plants do, through the process known as photosynthesis. Life cycle[edit] Cleavage[edit] Gastrulation[edit] 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.

The secret lives of sea lilies and feather stars

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. A crab eats the dead skin off a troop of marine iguanas. 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

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.

Pacific Leaping Blenny

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. It remains on land all its adult life but has to stay moist to be able to breathe through its gills and skin. Pacific leaping blennies move quickly over complex rocky surfaces using a unique tail-twisting behavior combined with expanded pectoral and tail fins that let them cling to almost any firm surface.

Australian biologists from the University of New South Wales studied Pacific leaping blennies in their natural habitat on the tropical island of Guam. Sea Squirt. Spiny, Venomous New Sea Snake Discovered—"Something Special" A new species of venomous sea snake mysteriously covered head to tail in spiny scales has been discovered in treacherous seas off northern Australia, a new study says.

Spiny, Venomous New Sea Snake Discovered—"Something Special"

Puffer Fish Creates Ocean Floor ‘Crop Circles’ Right around this time last year, news broke about the discovery of an amazing little puffer fish capable of creating elaborately designed ‘crop circles’ at the bottom of the ocean as part of an elaborate mating ritual.

Puffer Fish Creates Ocean Floor ‘Crop Circles’

The behavior was first documented by a photographer named Yoji Ookata who later returned with a film crew from the Japanese nature show NHK which later aired an episode about the fish. Evasive octopus who has been allowed to look for love. Timelapse of swarming monster worms and sea stars. 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. Scientists accidentally kill world's oldest animal at age 507. The oldest animal ever known lived from 1499 until the day researchers cracked its shell open, killing it in the process.

Scientists accidentally kill world's oldest animal at age 507

Ming, an ocean quahog from the species Arctica islandica, was initially thought to be a record-setting 402 years old. But the scientists who found it on a seabed near Iceland in 2006 now say further analysis has revealed that it was an incredible 507 years old, reports CBS. The researchers, who didn't realize how old Ming was when they first found it, opened the ancient clam up to judge its age by counting growth rings inside its hinge ligaments. That's because the rings are "better protected" there, scientist Paul Butler tells ScienceNordic, which notes that Ming was named for the Chinese dynasty that ruled when it was born.

Nemertea. Nemertea is a phylum of invertebrate animals also known as "ribbon worms" or "proboscis worms".[2] Alternative names for the phylum have included Nemertini, Nemertinea and Rhynchocoela.[1] Although most are less than 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long, one specimen has been estimated at 54 metres (177 ft).

Nemertea

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. In most species the sexes are separate, but all the freshwater species are hermaphroditic. Nemerteans often have numerous temporary gonads (ovaries or testes), and build temporary gonoducts (ducts from which the ova or sperm are emitted), one per gonad, when the ova and sperm are ready.

The eggs are generally fertilised externally. History[edit] Flatworm Penis Fencing. How deep is the ocean, how high am I? How deep is the ocean, how high am I. via : Ghost Room. 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. Glaucus Atlanticus. Pharyngeal Jaws of Moray Eels. Lion fish amung silver. Todd Aki Underwater Marvels. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. 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.

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