Under the sea
Under the sea
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Wouldnt you think that an animal that lives within a poisonous environment (such as Man-of-War fish living within the tentacles of the Portuguese Man-o-War) would develop a better system to avoid being stung than being agile and extra bendy?" animalworld: PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR MAN OF WAR FISHPhysalia physalis Nomeus gronovii© Seth Patterson The Portuguese Man o’ War is not one animal, but is actually comprised of colonies of invertebrate, jelly-like marine animals of the family: Physaliidae glomming together. These pelagic hydroids (or hydrozoans) colonize and are infamous for their very painful, powerful sting. It would seem wise for marine life to steer clear of the Man of War’s stinging tentacles however it shares an interdependence with a variety of transient marine fish, including shepherd fish, clownfish, yellow jack and one fish specialized to live within its tentacles—the man of war fish. The man-of-war fish is generally found in open sea or close to the Portuguese man of war, after which it is named. It is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. The fish is striped with blackish-blue blemishes covering its body, and the caudal fin is extremely forked. It grows to a length is up to 15.5 inches (39 cm). As unlikely as it seems, this fish, rather than using mucus (like the clownfish) to prevent stings, appears to uses highly agile swimming to physically avoid tentacles. The fish has a very high number of vertebrate (41), which adds to its agility and uses its pectoral fins for swimming — a feature common in fish who specialize in maneuvering in tight spaces. It also has a complex skin design containing at least one antigen to the man-of-war’s stinging toxin. The fish seems to be ten times more resistant to the toxin than other fish. Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-of-war_fish Other photos: Portuguese Man of War Blue Button Flower Hat Jellyfish
Jelly Fish, above and below the water. Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.
Portuguese man-o-war jellyfish in the ocean.. beauty!
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Swimming with dolphins is on my bucket list.
Favorite Animal Ever!
Stop the Dolphin Slaughter - these beautiful creatures need to be kept safe from the disgraceful human behaviour shown most recently by Japanese fishermen when they made ready to stab to death a herded pod of around 250 dolphins. - http://chillicountry.com
Great White Shark.
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Top 5 Most Endangered Sharks: 1. Great white shark At number one, although they were depicted in “Jaws” as a ferocious man-eater, in reality humans are not the preferred prey of the great white shark. In fact, its humans that are endangering great whites through overfishing and collisions with shipping vessels. It’s now estimated that only 3,500 great whites are left in the wild, making them more endangered than tigers.
Great white shark fuente Animal Planet
this as a tattoo
Animal | Xemanhdep Photos-Awesome Pictures Gallery - Part 26
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Aquarium visit - beluga whale and tiny child
aquarium visit as part of sea party? she would love it!
aquarium i love belugas
At sea world I stared at this buluga whale for over an hour
Fiji underwater hotel.