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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. 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

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. Even as articles bounced around the web it was still difficult to imagine how a tiny fish could create such a large design in the sand, even when staring directly at photographic evidence. Finally, video has emerged that shows just how the little guy delicately traverses the sand in a rotating criss-cross pattern to create a sort of subaquatic spirograph. The textured sand sculpture not only attracts mates but also serves as protection when the fish pair and lays eggs. 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.

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. Sea Squirt. 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.

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. 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.

Todd Aki Underwater Marvels

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Welcome to Flickr Hive Mind, almost certainly the best search engine for photography on the web. If you are a Flickr user and use Flickr Stats you may have seen people being led to your photos via Flickr Hive Mind (as a Referrer). Flickr Hive Mind is a data mining tool for the Flickr photography database, allowing search by: tags(keywords); Flickr photography groups; Flickr users, their contacts, and favorites; free text; the Flickr Explore algorithm for interestingness.

Jellyfish are taking over the seas. 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. 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)! 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.

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. Flatworm Penis Fencing. Portuguese Man o' War. "Gosh" you might say, "that's one weird looking jellyfish".

Portuguese Man o' War

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.

How deep is the ocean, how high am I?

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.

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. 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.[1][2] The symptoms of Irukandji syndrome were first documented by Hugo Flecker in 1952.[3] They were named after the Irukandji people whose country stretches along the coastal strip north of Cairns, Queensland.[4] 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.[5][6] Range[edit] Biology[edit]

New Week Nudibranch! - Blue Dragon. Image credit: image credit: image credit: the doubtful guest image credit: | Dan | Glaucus Atlanticus. Creatures of the Lembeh Strait. *notcot in nature , 07:40 On visual inspiration, there is something about the overwhelming sense of calm serenity with nothing but the sound of your own bubbles and the occasional boats overhead… as you just swim about watching the most incredible and mind blowing creatures going about their daily lives all around you… so, on “vacation pictures” ~ here are some of the many (there are hundreds of photos, here’s just a selection of fun ones!) Creatures i’ve been encountering diving the Lembeh Strait of Indonesia this week (hiding out at Kungkungan Bay Resort)… and besides the diving creatures, you also get a peek at the large crab i ran into, and the impressive Tuna statue in the center of Bitung (tuna capital of indonesia?)

… see it all on the next page! For the whole Kungkungan Bay Resort Lembeh Strait dive-cation series - [The dramatic moon] [Wonderpus vs Mimic Octopus] [Frogfish, Nudibranchs, and more creatures!] Tags: animals - nature - ocean - travel. 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[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.

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] Underwater World Captured in Stunning Photos: Slide Show.