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Microscopic Sea Creatures

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 The book also points out that without the miniature creatures we would have no fish, oil, gas or clouds, and the sea would lose its distinctive smell. Tiny creatures: Images of Sea Angels (left) and Acantharea Related:  Sea Creatures

How deep is the ocean, how high am I? Photos by Hengki Koentjoro How deep is the ocean, how high am I. via : Ghost Room External Stimuli : Hengki Koentjoro, Flickr Stream, Chet Baker Themes : Photography Nodes : cool jazz, gelatinous, Hengki Koentjoro, jellyfish, ocean, underwater Strange New Fish Found Deep off New Zealand Tree of Life Web Project Personal Budget Software - Finance Software for Windows & Mac Welcome to stress-free finances. Our award-winning budget interface helps you get off the financial roller coaster. Break account balances into meaningful categories, save for longer-term goals, and quickly determine if that impulse purchase will affect your finances adversely now and down the road. Cloud Sync - stay on budget everywhere. Check balances and record transaction on the go with your phone. All new interface. Budgeting has never looked this good. Complete Feature List Upgrading from YNAB 3?

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. Given the clarity of the clouds in the reflection, this was likely taken quite close to the surface. - Seahorse is the title given to forty-seven species of marine fish in the genus Hippocampus - They are mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world, and prefer to live in sheltered areas such as seagrass beds, estuaries, coral reefs, or mangroves - Seahorses range in size from 0.6 to 14 inches (1.5 – 35.56 cm). [Source: Wikipedia]

New Week Nudibranch! - Blue Dragon image credit: image credit: image credit: the doubtful guest image credit: | Dan | image credit: redbubble.comHabitat: around the world in temperate and tropical waters I’ve decided to start a tradition that every Monday I will post a new species of nudibranch. This particular one I’ve chosen to feature is commonly known as a Blue Dragon nudibranch. So what do you think? edit: reader Gabriele has pointed out another common name for this nudibranch – the Sea Swallow! Be sure to check out the Home page for more crazy creatures! Home of Charles Darwin (Down House) With its unique place in the history of science, Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is one of the major visitor attractions in the South East. See the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', still as it was when he worked here, and stroll through the extensive gardens that so inspired the great scientist. Equally fascinating are the glimpses you get into the life of the Darwins in the family rooms. For anyone with an interest in science and evolution, this is a fascinating family day out in Kent. Don't Miss Carnivorous plants and exotic orchids in the hot-house Warming treats in our cafe A replica of Darwin's cabin on HMS Beagle Flicker Events At Home of Charles Darwin (Down House) Easter Adventure Quest Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014 Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Shop and Publications 1-3 of 3 items Like this property?

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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. 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.

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 "Anemonefish" by lndr "Harlequin Shrimp" by Erwin Kodiat "Steam of Fishes" by akialoha "Octopus" by *pippyzz* "Leopard Seal" by davesmithau "Seahorse" by Erwin Kodiat "Pacific Sea Nettles" by StGrundy "Weedy Sea Dragon" by doug.deep "Seastar" by doug.deep "Coral Reef in Red Sea" by Zé Eduardo... "Anemone Fish" by akialoha "Batfish" by dachalan "Yellow-Pink Sea Slug" by Erwin Kodiat "Dangerous Fish" by Saud © "Jelly Fish" by Alida's Photos "Sea Dragon" by MikeJonesPhoto "Jackson Reef, Tiran" by LeaMoser "Green Sea Turtle" by peterliuphoto

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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. They are all either a kind of polyp, which are like really small sea anemones, or medusae, similar to tiny jellyfish, but here they are all connected to each other and are unable to survive on their own. It gets its name from the shape of its sail which resembles that of 16th century warships like man of wars and caravels. The body beneath the pneumatophore is dominated by the feeding polyps which each have a single tentacle dangling beneath them. They start to reel their load up toward our third organism, the gastrozooids. The final organism are the medusae used for reproduction, the gonozooids, which are hermaphrodite - each have both the male and female parts. Did I say groups? I don't want to get all 'existential crisis' on you but seriously, what do you see when you look in the mirror? Ha!

Tourists bask in blue glow of firefly squid 13 Apr 2006 Toyama Bay is the habitat of the world-famous glowing firefly squid, which surface in large numbers every spring in a phenomenon that has been designated a special natural monument. Peak firefly squid season means big catches for fishermen and brisk business for sightseeing boats that provide close-up views of the magical action. Early in the morning, after 3 AM, sightseeing boats depart the Namerikawa fishing port (Namerikawa is also home to the world's only museum dedicated to the firefly squid) in Toyama prefecture, making a short journey to fixed nets located about 1 to 2 km offshore. Toyama Bay's firefly squid fishing season opened on March 1 and is expected to continue until the end of June. [Source: Yomiuri Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun]