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Deadly Sea CucumberCredit: Evok20 | shutterstockSea cucumbers can be found calmly crawling on the seafloor, but their goofy appearance and benign demeanor hide a dark secret. When startled or attacked by a predator, some species of sea cucumbers release a toxic chemical known as holothurin that has the ability to kill — or at least stun — any animal in its vicinity.
image credit: okinawa-zukan.com Habitat: New Caledonia, eastern Australia, Western Australia Status: No conservation concerns This is the fabulousssss Phyllodesmium poindimiei!! You see those orange things in its cerata (tentacle-type things?) .. those are actually eggs! Doesn't it look a little bit like magical spaghetti?
Nudibranch by Dermal Denticles via ferrebeekeeper: Nudibranchs are gastropod mollusks which live in the oceans worldwide from the polar regions to the tropics. The slugs live in virtually all depths and various species range from the shallow intertidal surf to depths of more than over 700m. Although the majority of nudibranchs are benthic creatures which crawl along the seafloor, some prefer other lives and float upside down under the oceans surface or swim in the water column. #Nudibranch