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National Geographic: spine-cheek CLOWN FISH nestles in its bulb tentacle sea anemone. Photograph by David Doubilet - in real life, these fish do opposite of Pixar’s Finding Nemo: kids do leave early to look for own home (parents do not seek for "lost" kids)

The ping-pong tree sponge (Chondrocladia lampadiglobus) is a carnivorous sea sponge. These deep sea creatures use hooked spicules (tiny spike-like structures) to capture small crustaceans.

Did You Know Archive » 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know...the more I learn about the ocean the less I want to swim in it...

archiemcphee: Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously featured here) continues to take breathtaking photos of Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta fish. His fascination with their splendid, flowing fins and brilliant coloring is apparent in the extraordinarily detailed portraits he creates. The photos are so perfectly clear and close-up that it’s easy to forget the fish are underwater and not floating in midair. Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography ...

love the colors of marine life! Nice shot of a tropical saltwater fish tank … lionfish, clown fish, anemones, etc. #ocean_life #underwater

School of fish OR new, improved death star?! #Dream_Underwater_World #water #beauty #ocean #sea_life #sphere #fish