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The Oarfish is a rare, solitary, and giant denizen of the ocean depths (arguably larger than a Whale Shark. (The Oarfish,17m as opposed to the Whale Shark, 12.96m in the Guinness Book of World Records.)) and is a filter feeder, comfortable cruising at depths of 200 m. Mistakenly named for its prominent pectoral oars with which it was thought to 'row', it undulates serpentlike with its dorsal fins and has been seen orienting itself vertically. This is one of rare photo. Thanks for pinning!

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This is a common ascidian (a filter feeder) only a few cm's long found on Opal reef. Also known as a Sea Squirt! Cool!

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Rhodonite and Flamingo Animal Totem - Daily Crystal Nugget - Information About Crystals As A Healing Tool

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from Phenomena

Filter Feeder Was the First of its Kind on Earth

Medallion-like creatures were among the first to filter food from the water.

An illustration of the anomalocaridid (Aegirocassis benmoulae), a giant filter feeder that fed on plankton and lived in the Early Ordovician about 480 million years ago. The animal measured about 7 feet (2 meters) in length, and is one of the largest arthropods that ever lived.

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias The largest predatory fish in the world – capable of eating marine mammals that weight several hundred pounds – is the Great White Shark. The only two fishes that grow larger than Great Whites are the Whale Shark and the Basking Shark, both filter feeders that eat plankton.

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Megamouth Shark - This shark is an extremely rare and unusual species of deep water shark. Discovered in 1976, only a few have ever been seen, with 39 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2007 and three recordings on film. Like the basking shark and whale shark, it is a filter feeder, and swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for plankton and jellyfish.

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Sea apple - Sea apple is a common name for the colorful and somewhat round sea cucumbers of the genera Paracucumaria and Pseudocolochirus, found primarily in Indo-Pacific waters. Sea apples are filter feeders with tentacles, ovate bodies, and tube-like feet. They can release their internal organs or a toxin into the water when stressed.

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