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pangeen · 7 days ago
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Maybe once a year conditions are just right for a huge agglomeration of “medusas parda” , a 2 meters long and multi-million year old species… The South American sea nettle (Chrysaora plocamia) has no heart or nervous system and feeds on plankton, fish eggs and other smaller jelly fish. It is like most jellyfish fairly toxic and senses all movements around, can navigate, and even has a sense of vision. ...
by Philip Hamilton
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vpandav · 11 months ago
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Anomalocaris
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ellohcee · 4 months ago
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Redraw of this because I’ll never stop thinking about it
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Pigbutt worm
Chaetopterus pugaporcinus
The Pigbutt worm or the flying buttocks of the sea is spotted floating between 965 m to 1300 m in the deep ocean. It is actually a polychaete (polly-keet) worm species that burrows in the ground as an adult, and floats around the ocean as a baby. The worm feeds itself : by creating a balloon of mucus; collecting particles on the mucus; and then consuming the particles. It is the rarest and thickest worm in the deep ocean, for only ten have been spotted.  
Photocredit: https://roaring.earth/pigbutt-worm/
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thelongvictorian · 2 months ago
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Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom (1876) by Ilya Repin (Russian Empire, 1844–1930). State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Sadko plays music for the Sea Tsar and is offered a new bride in return. Commissioned by the future Tsar Alexander III.
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mbari-blog · 13 days ago
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Anyone else feeling a serious squee overload with this cutie?⁠ 🥰
This is the bigtail snailfish, Osteodiscus cascadiae. Typically found in deep waters from 1,900 to 3,000 meters (6,200 to 9,800 feet), these little snailfish only grow up to 8.5 centimeters (about three inches). ⁠⁠These scaleless fishes are well-adapted to a variety of habitats, including rocky outcrops, the muddy seafloor, and even the midwater. They play an important role as prey and predator in many ecosystems. Most snailfish species are small and feed on tiny invertebrates, but larger species may prey upon other fishes. MBARI has observed over a dozen species of snailfish in the past 34 years of exploration. We suspect there are dozens more out there waiting to be discovered.⁠⁠
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jaubaius · 22 days ago
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Little dragons of the sea
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pangeen · 12 days ago
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Go with the flow, Jellyfish mood
by polraamos
Music: Jasmine Thompson - Let Her Go
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Scaly Dragonfish
Stomias Boa
The Scaly Dragonfish is about 32cm long and found at depths between 200 to 1500m. The long purple barbel on its chin is used to lure in prey. When the pery gets close enough, it swings its jaws forward swallowing the prey whole.
Photo credit: https://alchetron.com/Stomias
Video on the fish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=69&v=9oB_61aI2iQ&feature=emb_title
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renamonkalou · 10 months ago
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Lions of the sea | Ryan L
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babyanimalgifs · a year ago
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Beluga whale saves an iPhone from the sea in Norway 
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