Sunflower look-a-like - Sea Anemones - a close relative of coral and jellyfish, anemones are stinging polyps that spend most of their time attached to rocks on the sea bottom or on coral reefs waiting for fish to pass close enough to get ensnared in their venom-filled tentacles.
Alor Is. (Timor) - Indonesia. A Sea Star, Iconaster longimanus This starfish is quite the looker! It has so many different beautiful colors and it is very exotic looking. There are many different starfish species. You will find most of them hanging out in shallow warm water, close to sunlight
Naku, the 33 year old and one of Mystic Aquarium’s well-known belugas has passed away after a prolonged respiratory illness. Dr. Tracy Romano, Executive Vice President of Research and Zoological Operations at Sea Research Foundation said in a statement issued on March 9. “She will be missed by all. Naku had played an integral role in serving as an ambassador in educating the public about beluga whales.”
Mortality and Aging Not the Same for All Species, Study Suggests by James A. Foley, natureworldnews: While some organisms, like humans, are strong in their youth and grow weaker as they age, the opposite is true for some species, while others seem to be unaffected by age at all. (Mortality for the desert tortoise decreases with age and its strength increases.) Photo via Wikimedia Commons. #Evolutionary_Biology #Animals #Mortality #Aging
Blue Eyris Pearls - Pearls from the sea creatures known as abalone are incredibly rare. They cannot be cultured like the pearls from mussels and oysters; abalone are all hemophiliacs. They bleed to death when injected with a nucleus.