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The Cirrate octopod was discovered at a depth of about 800 meters in the Gulf of Maine

One of the few known octopods known to be bioluminescent (glow with its own light) this Stauroteuthis syrtensis octopus was found about a half mile deep in the Gulf of Maine.

Red-lined paper bubble, off Japan's Cape Nomamisaki. This new species was discovered in a sperm whale carcass in the deep sea. Its tiny eyes, two black dots, are protected by wing-like folds.

pearl-nautilus: Red-lined Paper Bubble found off Japan’s Cape Nomamisaki. This new species of Bubble Snail was discovered in a sperm whale carcass in the deep sea. Its tiny eyes, two black dots, are protected by wing-like folds.

Wunderpus Photogenicus, a spectacular octopus with a terrific name has long arms, small eyes on elongated stalks and a pattern which is unique to each individual.  #Octopus #Wunderpus_Photgenicus >> How can something this amazing barely ever be seen!?! WOW!

Wunderpus Photogenicus, a spectacular octopus with a terrific name has long arms, small eyes on elongated stalks and a pattern which is unique to each individual. Octopus Wunderpus Photgenicus (looks like a zebra!

The Coconut Octopus:also known as the coconut octopus or veined octopus, is a medium-sized cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus. It is found in tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean. It commonly preys upon shrimp, crabs, and clams, and displays unusual behaviour, including bipedal walking and gathering and using coconut shells and seashells for shelter.

Blue glowing coconut octopus, aka Veined Octopus (worth clicking on to see the bigger picture)

Pygmy seahorses are less than an inch long and have an incredible ability to camouflage themselves ..

What a wonderful creature! Pink pygmy seahorse on a sea fan in the Malaysian section of the South Pacific island of Borneo. photo by Vickie Coker via National Geographic.

Under the sea

The Nemenzophyllia Fox Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral and is also commonly referred to as Jasmine Coral, or Ridge Coral.

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Octopuses have 2 eyes and 4 pairs of arms and are bilaterally symmetric. An octopus has a hard beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms. Octopus lack an internal or external skeleton allowing them to squeeze through tight places. Octopuses are

Insects Galore!: Spanish Moon Moth Graellsia isabellae - A kind of luna moth, I guess? A real life Tiffany and just stunningly beautiful.

kellyvivanco: Lepidoptera — Graellsia isabellae — Spanish Moon Moth This moth is like living Art Nouveau.

The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare, poorly understood species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a "living fossil", it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. It is usually between 3 and 4 meters (10 and 13 ft) long when mature, though it can grow considerably…

Mitsukurina owstoni (Goblin Shark) found at continental shelf levels to deep sea depths the shelf is where most deep sea commercial fishing is done. Scientific Name: Mitsukurina owstoni Rank: Species Higher classification: Mitsukurina

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jellyfish-TERRIFIED of them! I got stung when I was little 4 time by the same one! It was less deadly than this one though (of course!

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The Mandarinfish or Mandarin Dragonet _ is probably the most colorful aquarium fish in the world. It is scientifically named Synchiropus splendidus. _ Amazing Animals: The World’s Most Colorful Aquatic Animals

Cephalopod: planktonic Octopus paralarva

Cephalopod: planktonic Octopus paralarva - figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide by Mark Norman.

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