Mad as a Marine Biologist
Life through the goggles of a Marine Biologist. Biology, ecology, natural history and Conservation.
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fyeah-seacreatures:Bobbit Worm. By: ken & anita’s photosThe Bobbit worm, Eunice aphroditois, is a ferocious underwater predator. Armed with sharp teeth, it is known to attack with such speeds that its prey is sometimes sliced in half. Though they do vary in size, they have been recorded to grow up to nine feet tall. A 9 foot Bobbit Worm? The sea holds both my dreams, and my nightmares…
cool-critters: Candy crab (Hoplophrys oatesi) The candy crab is a very colourful crab that grows from 1.5 to 2 cm. It lives on various species of soft coral in the Dendronephthya genus. It camouflages itself by mimicing the colours of the polyps among which it hides. It adds further camouflage by attaching polyps to its carapace. Colours vary depending on the colour of the coral, and may be white, pink, yellow or red. This crab is widespread in the Indo-Pacific and it feeds on […]
lifeunderthewaves:School of Barracudas by Robi_Hamburgo School of Barracudas en el Hierro
mothernaturenetwork:How much plastic enters the ocean every year?A groundbreaking new study in the journal Science sheds light on how much plastic washes into the ocean each year, where it’s coming from, and how we might eventually be able to stem the tide.
This is Toothless, aka #megamouth66 getting ready to be put on display in the Philippines. The team ‘built’ his smile to show the filter feeding apparatus. LAMAVE reports “A recent study sustains that the white band above the upper lip is a bioluminescent organ that is used by the #megamouth to attract prey at depth.”So damn cool.Photo source.
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