Friday, 26 February 2016

Palm Trees at Night

Image: NOAA Vents Program
Stalked Crinoids are those bizarre echinoderms that look like bony starfish with twice as many arms, resting on sticks.

Image: NOAA Vents Program
Palm trees on a cliff face
Their arms are feathery so they can catch tiny specks of food....

Image: NOAA Vents Program
Palm tree surrounded by shrubbery
Which makes them look just like palm trees!

Image: NOAA Vents Program
Palm trees and flowers
So if you ever happen to find yourself stranded in the deep sea with nothing but mud and volcanic rock formations for company...

Image: NOAA Vents Program
Palm trees on a really big cliff face
Head out to the nearest crinoid, squint a little and you'll be convinced you're relaxing on a tropical island!

Image: NOAA Vents Program
Palm trees on rolling hills
Tropical islands have their cold, foggy nights, too, you know.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Magnificent Sea Anemone

Image: Nick Hobgood
Heteractis magnifica
Wow! It's... Magnificent!

Friday, 19 February 2016

Kelpfish, Gibbonsia

Image: Chad King
Gibbonsia? Land of the Gibbons?

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Zebra Crab

Image: prilfish
It's a tiny, underwater zebra! Shaped like a crab!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Bleeding Heart

Image: Dendroica cerulea
Lamprocapnos spectabilis
What becomes of the broken hearted?

Friday, 12 February 2016

Lessons of Life & Death. From Grasshoppers.

Image: Ashahar alias Krishna Khan
Because who better to teach such weighty matters than a crazy-eyed grasshopper?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Spotted Eagle Ray

Wow, what a pattern!

Well, I know what my next duvet cover's going to look like.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Strange monstrosa

We got ourselves a new monstrosa! Or at least one of their socks.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Sea Gooseberry

Image: National Museums Northern Ireland
It's an alien spaceship in outer space!