Friday 24 June 2016


Image: Shellnut
Here come those snails again, showing us once more that you don't need to live fast to leave a good-looking corpse.

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Jellynose Fish

WARNING: High concentration of gelatinous material in the schnozzle area.

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Big, Voluminous Sleeves

Big, voluminous sleeves... the trend that keeps on giving. And billowing. After all, who doesn't want to look like a rakish buccaneer or ostentatious wizard?

Sunday 12 June 2016

Carpet Anemone

Image: Nevit Dilmen
Nylon? That's just plastic. Wool? Keep it, sheep. Tiger pelt? I'd rather a live, trained tiger to do my bidding.

No. When it comes to carpets, it's teeny-tiny tentacles tickling my tootsies from now on.

Friday 10 June 2016


Image: Alexander Semenov
It can be difficult to describe things you've never seen before. Just think of the medieval bestiaries. Beavers have fish tails, don't they? Rhinos are covered in ornate steel plate, aren't they? Elephants... Where do you even begin with elephants?

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Snaggle-tongue of the Gumboot Chiton

Cryptochiton stelleri

Yuck! What devilry is this? It's like that bit in Jurassic Park with the giant T. rex eye except he's made of mash potato and appears to be staring actual daggers.

Friday 3 June 2016


Image: N Sloth
It sounds like a dinosaur but it looks like a... slug?

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Bryozoa Nudibranch

Image: Donna Pomeroy
This has to be one of the more eye-bending examples of camouflage out there.