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*Giant Clam

Caprellid playin' the hydroids! a type of shrimp

Edwardsiella andrillae is a newly discovered sea anemone which lives upside down, burrowing into the underside of the ice shelf in Antarctia and extending its tentacles into the frigid water like a flower on a ceiling. by #Anemone #Edwardsiella_andrillae #Antarctica

ANDRILL team discovers ice-loving sea anemones in Antarctica

Pink Dolphin October 2012 -According to NOAA, there have only been 14 recorded sightings of albino Bottlenose Dolphins throughout the world, since the first reported sighting in 1962.

Orange Sea Pen

Spanish Dancer

Fractal attraction

The sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi) is a footlong fish that lives off the Pacific coast of North America. When unthreatened, the fringehead's visage is fairly unremarkable. But if a marine predator (or stray human hand) attempts to dislodge a fringehead from its crevasse, the fish will race into action, brandishing its frightening Predator-like mouth at the interloper.

"This cartoony-looking squid is Taonius borealis....These bizarre deep-sea squid only grow up to 50 cm in length but even something so tiny has room for unique adaptations. Its large eyes normally sit facing frontwards, but it is also able to switch them to see out laterally instead."

Toad fish, I did not know these came in color

A Clam with Pearls. This is how they are formed.

A Clam with Pearls

Trumpet fish, red sea

Spotted Boxfish


"Pixie stix" sea urchin

A National Geographic Photographer Faces Off with a Deadly Predator - then something suprising happens...

A drop of seawater under a microscope

A drop of seawater under a microscope, Via.

Albino turtle. Sri Lanka

Whale Shark

peaceful eyes - vurtual: Contact (by Christian Schlamann)

Juvenile Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)

Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni), a deep sea creature that's been sighted less that fifty times since its discovery. They're the only living representative of the family Mitsukurinidae.

"Enypniastes eximia, a sea cucumber known as the deep sea Spanish dancer, 'uses a unusual defense mechanism: when attacked, its grainy skin lights up and detaches, sticking to the aggressor. Finding its face plastered with a sticky, bioluminescent mask that it cannot shake off, the would-be predator becomes the vulnerable prey.' Image and text from "The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss by Claire Nouvian"

Kayak and Whale – The Dangerous Proximity

Kayak and Whale – The Dangerous Proximity

Zebra shark


Salp chain (Pegea confoederata), spiral pattern