Star Wars character Yoda inspires name for new deep sea species
Purple Yoda, Star Wars Characters, Yoda Inspires, Deep Sea, Sea Species
Star Wars character Yoda inspires name for new deep sea species. ‘Purple Yoda’ discovered by scientists 1.5 miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
Alert Diver | Mexico's Majestic Megafauna Gallery
Majestic Megafauna, Diver Mexico S, Marine Mammals, Animals Nature, Mexico S Majestic, Megafauna Gallery
AlertDiver.com | Mexico's Majestic Megafauna Gallery
AlertDiver.com | Mexico's Majestic Megafauna Gallery
Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor
Artist Whoe, Jason Decaires, Artists Website, Underwater Sculpture, Underwater Art
Images of extraordinarily beautiful places | Jason deCaires Taylor --awesome artist whoe does underwater galleries
The Museum of Underwater Modern Art, Mexico By Jason DeCaires Taylor- I really want to do this with my husband someday!!!
Jason deCaires Taylor uses eco art to conserve a fragile ecosystem See a starfish caress a schoolgirl’s cheek as she holds hands with the boy with the algae
Jason deCaires Taylor --awesome artist whoe does underwater galleries
Jason deCaires Taylor - Underwater Sculptures
Underwater sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor
wow!! Check out this artists website!
Whale Encounter, Sperm Whales, Whales Dolphins, Sperm Whale S, Whales And Sharks, Whale Curiosity, Magnificant Whales, Grade Whale, Favorite Youtube
Did you know that one click of a baby sperm whale's echolocation can temporarily stun an adult human being?
Sperm Whale Encounter ~ they do not hurt us, so why do we hurt them?
Sperm Whale Encounter - this would be amazing!! How lucky were they.
Sperm Whale Encounter oh. My. Gawwwwwwd
Sperm Whale Encounter, via YouTube.
Sperm Whale curiosity
Sperm Whale Encounter HD
Funny Animals, Funny Things, Freethinking Beliefs, Atheist Truth, Hands Bad, Pink Handfish, Awesome Animals, Tasmanian Handfish
Nine Fish With "Hands" Found to Be New Species: Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor in an un-dated picture, the pink Hand-fish is one of nine newly named species described in a recent scientific review of the Hand-fish family.
The pink handfish - a.k.a. brachionichthys
Fish with hands? Bad. Ass.
Sea Horses, Sea Life, Sea Creatures, Marine Life, Sea Dragons
The leafy sea dragon or Glauerts Seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses.
seahorse not a seahorse. this is a sea dragon. Long Beach Aquarium has some and they are totally cute.
The Weedy Seadragon is listed as a threatened specie. It bears resemblance to it's relative the sea horse, except that they are more brightly colored and have leaf-like appendages. I saw one of these in Thailand. They are beautiful and gentle creatures.
Beautiful! This is a Weedy Seadragon, a marine creature related to the Seahorse!
Sea dragon, one of the most intriguing sea creature I have ever seen.
#seahorse #ocean #seacreature #beautiful #majestic
Leafy Seadragon (my favorite sea creature)
Leafy Seadragon Sea Horse
The leafy sea dragon or Glauerts Seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These protrusions are not used for propulsion; they serve only as camouflage. The leafy sea dragon propels itself by means of a pectoral fin on the ridge of its neck and a dorsal fin on its back closer to the tail end. These small fins are almost completely transparent and difficult to see as they undulate minutely to move the creature sedately through the water, completing the illusion of floating seaweed. Sea dragons are some of the most ornately camouflaged creatures on the planet. Adorned with gossamer, leaf-shaped appendages over their entire bodies, they are perfectly outfitted to blend in with the seaweed and kelp formations they live amongst. Endemic to the waters off south and east Australia, leafy and weedy sea dragons are closely related to seahorses and pipefish. Leafies are generally brown to yellow in body color with spectacular olive-tinted appendages. Weedies have less flamboyant projections and are usually reddish in color with yellow spots. Sea dragons have very long, thin snouts; slender trunks covered in bony rings; and thin tails which, unlike their seahorse cousins, cannot be used for gripping. They have small, transparent dorsal and pectoral fins that propel and steer them awkwardly through the water, but they seem quite content to tumble and drift in the current like seaweed. Leafies grow to a length of about 14 inches (35 centimeters), while the slightly larger weedies can grow up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) long. As with sea horses, sea dragon males are responsible for childbearing. But instead of a pouch, like sea horses have, male sea dragons have a spongy brood patch on the underside of the tail where females deposit their bright-pink eggs during mating. The eggs are fertilized during the transfer from the female to the male. The males incubate the eggs and carry them to term, releasing miniature sea dragons into the water after about four to six weeks. Sea dragons survive on tiny crustaceans such as mysids, or sea lice. It is not known if they are preyed upon by other animals. They are, however, frequently taken by divers seeking to keep them as pets. In fact, such takings shrank their numbers so critically by the early 1990s that the Australian government placed a complete protection on both species. Pollution and habitat loss have also hurt their numbers, and they are currently listed as near threatened. Fast Facts about Leafy & Weedy Sea Dragon Type: Fish Diet: Omnivore Size: Leafy, up to 13.8 in (35 cm), Weedy, up to 18 in (46 cm) Pictures:-