This is the spectacular Sagaminopteron ornatum, sometimes known as the "Batwing Slug" because of its greatly enlarged wing-like parapodia.  PHOTO Coffs Harbour region, northern New South Wales, December 1990.   Photo: Bill Rudman.

This is the spectacular Sagaminopteron ornatum, sometimes known as the "Batwing Slug" because of its greatly enlarged wing-like parapodia. PHOTO Coffs Harbour region, northern New South Wales, December 1990. Photo: Bill Rudman.

Cookie monster is that you?   This familiar face is actually that of a sea sponge. The resemblance is uncanny!

Cookie likey - blue sea sponge is a dead ringer for the cookie mon

Cookie monster is that you? This familiar face is actually that of a sea sponge. The resemblance is uncanny!

A fisherman from New Zealand was left baffled when he caught this see-through shrimp-like creature swimming near the surface of the ocean. Deborah Cracknell, research lead from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth,believes the creature is a Salpa maggiore(Salpa maxima). The salp is barrel-shaped and moves by contracting, pumping water through its gelatinous body.  It strains the water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton from the upper sunlit layer of the…

A fisherman from New Zealand was left baffled when he caught this see-through shrimp-like creature swimming near the surface of the ocean. Deborah Cracknell, research lead from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth,believes the creature is a Salpa maggiore(Salpa maxima). The salp is barrel-shaped and moves by contracting, pumping water through its gelatinous body. It strains the water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton from the upper sunlit layer of the…

A collection of beautiful ANEMONES !  ♥_________________________♥ Click the image and check out some Fishy Awesome T-Shirts - Perfect Xmas gift for your fish loving friends ♥_________________________♥ Relevant hashtags/topics  anemone - sea - carpet anemone - clownfish - ocean - reef - saltwater - marine - pets - aquarium - fish - live - feeder - pretty - sea-Anemone

A collection of beautiful ANEMONES ! ♥_________________________♥ Click the image and check out some Fishy Awesome T-Shirts - Perfect Xmas gift for your fish loving friends ♥_________________________♥ Relevant hashtags/topics anemone - sea - carpet anemone - clownfish - ocean - reef - saltwater - marine - pets - aquarium - fish - live - feeder - pretty - sea-Anemone

Nembrotha cristata ~ Alpaca of the Sea  A large black nembrothid that grows to at least 50 mm in length. Its body is covered with green pustules. The rhinophores and gills are black, edged in green.

Nembrotha cristata ~ Alpaca of the Sea A large black nembrothid that grows to at least 50 mm in length. Its body is covered with green pustules. The rhinophores and gills are black, edged in green.

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