Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Giant Pink Eyeball


Look at this thing...


Video: EVNautilus
It even has eyelashes!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Myzostomida

Image: Pbsouthwood
Parasitic worms... on stilts!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Picasso Sponge 11


A crab, presumably a King Crab because of the six walking legs, hangs out on a Yellow Picasso Sponge.

This particular specimen depicts a noise. Below it are the words "this is not a noise".

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Pelagothuria natatrix

Image: NOAA
Pelagothuria natatrix
It's a deep sea, swimming sea cucumber! The REAL deep sea, swimming sea cucumber!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Bright and Beautiful. And Spiky.


Wow! What a beauty!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Pelagic Stingray

Image: Makoto Nakashima
Pteroplatytrygon violacea
Stingrays are most famous for their sting, but they're also well-known as flattened fish that spend all their time gliding an inch above the ocean floor. Not so the Pelagic Stingray. They're just as flat, but they're not one to be tied down. Their home is the wide, open sea!
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