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Some of the most beautiful sea creatures can’t be photographed underwater, so this photographer found a different way to take their portraits. Here’s an up close and personal look at the delicate and colorful inhabitants of the White Sea.

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Tiny Beauties: Visions From Under the Microscope

The bristle-like appendage of an amphipod—a type of marine crustacean. The bristles serve as a sort of fishing net for plankton.

Nudibranchs are soft gastropod mollusks. They burrow in the sand until feeding time. They injest toxic sea pens absorbing toxins into their skin and becoming poisonous.

by Amedeo Altomare - Animals Sea Creatures ( sea creatures, underwater life, ocean life )