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babyanimalgifs · 10 months ago
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Manatee with twin calves at her sides (credit: SeeThroughCanoe) 
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mrboy425 · 5 months ago
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!! SEA SLUG APPRECIATION POST !!
( PLUS FUN FACTS !! )
because sea slugs are absolutely beautiful
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fun fact 1 - some sea slugs eat prey that is poisonous! but instead of it killing them, they store up the poison and release it against other predators
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fun fact 2 - similarly to land snails, some sea slugs can have both male and female sexual organs and can have both at the same time
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fun fact 3 - some sea slugs can be as small as sand particles or as big as 12 inches in length
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fun fact 4 - (this one is a bit more obvious but) sea slugs belong to the same class of animals as land slugs
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fun fact 5 - as pretty as they are , most sea slugs should not be handled by humans. as a lot are toxic ! do not handle a colorful sea slug unless you 100% know what you are doing!
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fun fact 6 - sea slugs do have eyes but they arent good at seeing things at all.. they mostly can only sense light and darkness
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((ooh moving onto gifs))
fun fact 7 - the slug shown above is a sea bunny !!! and its obviously named that because if how it looks like a bunny rabbit !!
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fun fact 8 - slugs are cool and really pretty !!! and you are cool too :)
FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE SLUG PHOTOS / GIFS !!!!! i think they r so neat
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peevishpants · a month ago
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🐟🌊Aquatic Accoutrements for the Ocean Denizen🐟🌊
Day 21. Moon Jellyfish
This outfit incorporates both the medusa and polyp phases of Moon jellyfish. Jellyfish life cycle usually has 2 phases: a tiny sessile/stationary polyp phase that develops into the familiar adult medusa phase, so named for the tentacles flowing from the bell, which is reminiscent of Medusa's snake hair from greek mythology. I picked Moon jellyfish as a theme because they look cool, and they happen to be fairly well studied. Also check out box jellyfish - they are also studied a lot particularly for visual system evolution! In fact, jellyfish DO have "eyes", but that's a story for another day.
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nibslie · 3 months ago
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Hell yeah draw us a squid 🦑
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listen i know this says splatoon squid but i recently learned about the existence of tiny bobtail squids and i need you all to look them up
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protectoursharks · 2 months ago
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Clione limacina or Sea Angels
Sea Angels are a type of predatory sea snail. They’ve evolved an impressive defense mechanism for a mollusk- they produce a chemical compound that deters fish from eating it. This is the only example in which a chemical defense is produced by a mollusk that isn’t gained from its diet. 
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babyanimalgifs · 3 months ago
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Checking Sea Otter temperature 
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mrboy425 · 5 months ago
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🌊JELLYFISH APPRECIATION 🌊
since jellyfish are my favorite sea animal :)
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fun fact 1 - jellyfish have roamed the earth for 500 - 600 million years, making them the oldest multi-organ animal
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fun fact 2 - jellyfish do not have brains, blood, bones, nor heart! however they do have a nervous system with receptors that detect light, vibrations, and chemicals in the water
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fun fact 3 -the largest known jellyfish is called the lions mane jellyfish!! its also known as the hair jelly or the giant jellyfish
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fun fact 4 - there is a type of jellyfish that is immortal! its called the Turritopsis dohrnii (or just the immortal jellyfish) and they are the only known animal that is biologically immortal
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fun fact 5 - the Australian box jellyfish is considered to be the most venomous marine animal on earth. its stings can cause paralysis, cardiac arrest, and death within minutes
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fun fact 6 - jellyfish can clone themselves ! they can also regenerate themselves when cut in half, creating two separate jellyfish
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fun fact 7- in 1991, NASA sent a bunch if jellyfish to space to study how microgravity would affect them
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fun fact 8 - the smallest breed of jellyfish is the Irukandji jellyfish, but despite their size, they are still very dangerous. as they are the species of box jellyfish
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fun fact 9 - A GROUP OF JELLYFISH IS CALLED A SMACK. but also occasionally called a “bloom” :)
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fun fact 10 -jellyfish are between 85% - 98% water so when the water evaporates, they almost appear as they have disappeared
those are all my facts for today !! remember that you are cool and that jellyfish are cool as well B)
*apologies if any of these facts are inaccurate
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awed-frog · 8 months ago
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According to Aristotle and other writers Alexander was so curious about hidden sea life he had a diving bell built of out glass and metal, and went down into the water himself. Among other marvels, he saw a sea monster so big it took three days and three nights to pass in front of Alexander’s diving bell.
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