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In pictures: The world's best underwater photographs 2010

Moray eel in Indonesia Photograph: Michael McEvoy

Chewbacca Fish? No, it's really the Frogfish, which is a type of angler fish, and is found is most oceans including the Pacific and Atlantic. The Hairy Frogfish is quite the odd looking fish, with hundreds of hair like appendages on its body.

Caption: This fish is even meaner than it looks. [Nightmares, anyone?] It's the snakehead. The fish are hardy enough to survive up to four days on land, and can migrate up to a quarter mile between bodies of water by wriggling on their fins. National Geographic has dubbed the snakehead "fishzilla," and it is also frequently referred to as the "fish from hell." They can grow to more than 2 feet long and have been found in at least seven states.

World's Largest Goldfish The orange koi carp weighs 30lb – the same as an average three-year-old girl – and is thought to be one of the largest of its kind ever captured It might look like an enormously generous fairground prize. But no goldfish bowl in the world could contain this catch. The orange koi carp weighs 30lb – the same as an average three-year-old girl – and is thought to be one of the largest of its kind ever captured. He released it back to the water after taking the pic.

A Benthic sea cucumber commonly known as the pink see-through fantasia. Pink fantasia..sounds like a character from a Disney movie. Beautiful!

http://photography.nationalgeographic.co.in/photography/photo-of-the-day/manatee-and-fish/

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Award-winning images of some of the world's smallest life forms

A new favorite creature in space + everyplace- Tardigrade! 'This little critter is known as a water bear or a #Tardigrade. In 2008 they were the first #animal demonstrated to be able to survive the vacuum of space. They are virtually indestructible survive being blasted w radiation, intense pressures & years of desiccation. Specimens were launched into #space by Swedish scientists & they returned unharmed after 8 days. #microscopic #microbiota #survivor #creature #curiosity #strange #weird