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5:20 AM | February 20, 2013
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underthevastblueseas: While it lies still, the tasseled wobbegong ( At least 4 ft long) looks like a seaweed-covered rock, which is exactly its objective. It is one of a group of flattened, bottom-living sharks that are masters of camouflage. The squashed shape and broad, paired fins are further adaptations to an existence on the ocean floor. This species has a beautiful reticulated pattern of narrow, dark lines against a paler background. Around its mouth is a fringe of skin flaps that […]

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