Friday 30 October 2015

Stygiomedusa gigantea

What is a jellyfish to do when it has NO TENTACLES?

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Pentagrammatical Décor of the Hallowe'en Horrors

It's Halloween! That time of year when we kick the bucket with death, kick our heels with darkness, and kick angelic beings in the shins with evil! Woo!

Monday 19 October 2015


Image: Zruda
Sirens? Bah! Don't talk to me about Sirens. They sit on the rocks looking prettier than a dolphin. Sing better, too. And they're deadlier than... a dolphin. Essentially they're like sexy-but-evil dolphins. They sing to the sailors, and their song is death. It wreaks havoc on the tourism industry.

Err... not that kind of Siren.

Friday 16 October 2015

Palmate Sea Fan

Image: Peter Southwood
Leptogorgia palma
It's so difficult being gorgeous. Especially when you can't move at all.

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Carpet Flatworm

Image: Seascapeza
Thysanozoon brocchii
Oooooo, look at that shaggy carpet! Can't you feel the soft papillae tickle your feet and squelch between your toes?

Sunday 11 October 2015

Black Scorpionfish

Image: zslamaj
Scorpaena porcus
It's the original Scorpionfish!

Look how amazingly scorpion and fish she is.

Friday 9 October 2015

Blind Octopus

Cirrothauma murrayi
Octopuses are famous for having eyes remarkably similar to those of humans but without the blind spot.

The Blind Octopus is different in that it has nothing BUT a blind spot!

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Leaf-rolling Cricket

Image: Bernard DUPONT
Silk and anger!

Sunday 4 October 2015

Gasflame Nudibranch

Image: Graeme Kruger
Bonisa nakaza
They have water-resistant gas fires, now? This opens up a whole new world of camping experiences for the more adventurous traveller!