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You would think this fluorescent creature wouldn't have been missed, but somehow zoologists have only just discovered it and several other brightly coloured crabs in some remote Philippine islands.

The Cassiopea jellyfish belongs to the Order Rhizostomeae and mostly lives in sandy areas and seagrass beds. The Cassiopea jellyfish is also called "Upside Down Jellyfish", because it lies on its back, so that the bell touches the ground.

More formally known as the Kiwa Hirsuta it was only discovered in 2005 deep within the South Pacific Ocean. Its hairy pincers contain bacteria that may be used to detoxify the water around the volcanic vents where it lives.

Never knew that this nudibranch 'the Blue Dragon' can produce a much more powerful and deadly sting than the Man of War...

The blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) are three (or perhaps four) octopus species that live in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Japan to Australia (mainly around southern New South Wales and South Australia, and northern Western Australia). This octopus is one of the most venomous animals on the planet.

This is so delicately beautiful! Harlequin Shrimp. Amazing Underwater Sea Creatures You Need to See!

ROYAL SEA STAR or PURPLE AND ORANGE SEA STAR Sea Star Factlet: The number of “arms” on a sea star can vary from species to species, and even two individuals from the same species can have different numbers of “arms”. A majority of the sea stars will however have five “arms” that are located very evenly around a disc shaped body typically 72° apart. This type of arrangement is known as pentaradial symmetry.

The weedy sea dragon lives along the southern coast of Australia and around Tasmania. They can grow as long as 45 cm (17.5 inches). They have projections that resemble seaweed, which acts as camouflage. This helps them hide in seaweed beds, between the depths of 3 meters and 50 meters (10 feet and 164 feet).

During the cold winters, the Alaskan Wood Frog becomes a frog-shaped block of ice. It stops breathing, and its heart stops beating. When Spring arrives the frog thaws and returns to normal going along its merry way.

Frosted cross

china tea cup and saucer

Best Paints for a Metallic Finish

I just love what succulents can do.

Thatched cottage. Snowshill, Cotswolds

Sweet angel. >:( Sand fairy it pays to sculpt sand at my beach