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splashing-water · 18 hours ago
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Phyllodesmium sp. (Randi Ang)
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furbearingbrick · 2 months ago
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pass the crab to your followers
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slushyseals · 9 months ago
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Tazzy the harbor seal (Top) discovers an ice treat on the edge of her pool on Valentine’s Day. Swap the harbor seal (Bottom) surveys a selection of Valentine’s Day themed ice treats for her to choose from.
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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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protectoursharks · 4 months ago
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The Tomopteris is a genus of marine planktonic polychaete. All known species of Tomopteris are holoplanktic, which means that they spend their whole life cycles in the open ocean. They swim via their many parapodia, making them fast, strong, and agile swimmers. They inhabit the twilight zone, which is 2,500m (8,200ft) deep. They’ve also been known to produce a yellow bioluminescent mucus, which is a really rare color in the deep sea. 
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bedupolker · a year ago
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Horseshoe crab, an arthropod who was just recently promoted to being a chelicerate (closer to spiders than actual crabs!)
I was listening to miyazaki music while painting this so just imagine “carousel of life” playing in the background
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bio-facts · 2 months ago
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Non-Starfish
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It’s uncommon, but some starfishes can be square due to a genetic abnormality, caused by different factors such as temperature or salinity variations.
But they are still  ✨ The Star  ✨
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Aunque no es común, las estrellas de mar pueden nacer cuadradas debido a una anomalía genética causada por factores como cambios en la temperatura o salinidad del agua.
Pero siguen siendo ✨ La Estrella ✨ del lugar
Não é comum, mas a estrela do mar pode nascer quadrada devido a uma anormalidade genética causada por fatores como mudanças na temperatura ou salinidade da água.
Mas eles ainda são a ✨ Estrela ✨ do lugar
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just-lawbringer-thoughts · 2 months ago
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So.
Y'all know that one meme of the tank being dumped off the ship saying "I go kill submarine for the motherland"?
If not, here it is:
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The origins behind this image are utterly fascinating.
This is not a soviet built tank despite what the meme implies, it is actually a chinese built tank, a T-69-2 to be more specific.
What you don't see in the image are the further 24 tanks that are also on the barge about to dropped into the water as well.
These tanks are being dropped in on personal orders by Queen Sirikit, the queen mother of thailand.
No, for those worried, this was not them discarding old unusable tanks, at least in this instance. Rather, each of these tanks have selected and prepared to make an artificial reef. Rather than melt them down for scrap, in 2010 there were pushed into the water off the gulf of siam to create a home for hundreds of sea creatures. All the internals are gutted, including the engine and transmission, don't worry.
If you looks a little closer into the image, you'll see that all the hatches are open or removed, probably to make room for sea life.
If you want anymore info, I'd suggest checking out ConeOfArc over on youtube, he has a lot more on this and many more fascinating subjects such as the origins behind the panzer of the lake.
Y'all find this as cool as I do, right? Like, this shit is just so damn cool. As a wee bit of a tank nerd, it does make me sad that these are being dumped never to be seen again, but at least their still being used for something rather than being turned into tin cans.
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Deep-sea white anglerfish
Haplophryne mollis
The Deep-sea white anglerfish is a ghostly white creature found at depths between 1000m to 4000m. The strange bulge between its eyes is a bioluminescent lure. The main fish above is a female and the tiny fish attached to her body are males. Since it is difficult to find mates in the deep ocean, male fish latch onto the female with hooked teeth. Even though the male fish are parasitic, they are eventually reduced to pockets of sperm that are used for reproduction. For all you fellas out there that have a rough time with the ladies, be thankful that you are at least not a bag of gonads floating through the ocean. 
Photo credit: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/440297301041956897/
https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d414d3559444f7a457a6333566d54/share_p.html
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