Purple Sea Pen and Other Strange Ocean Creatures

Purple Sea Pen and Other Strange Ocean Creatures

A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct.

A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct.

We think of the water as a sort-of maritime wilderness. Little do we realize that beneath the surface are some of the most bizarre ocean creatures on Earth!

We think of the water as a sort-of maritime wilderness. Little do we realize that beneath the surface are some of the most bizarre ocean creatures on Earth!

Pic iucnredlist.org / thefeaturedcreature.com    Violet-spotted Reef Lobster / Enoplometopus debelius    The “Barbie Girl” of lobsters / La "Barbie" de las Langostas

Pic iucnredlist.org / thefeaturedcreature.com Violet-spotted Reef Lobster / Enoplometopus debelius The “Barbie Girl” of lobsters / La "Barbie" de las Langostas

"Sea Bunnies" are a type of sea slug called Jorunna parva. Most of them are less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long and can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean from South Africa to the central Pacific. Though the most images of these animals show white animals with black spots, these sea slugs are usually yellow or orange.

"Sea Bunnies" are a type of sea slug called Jorunna parva. Most of them are less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long and can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean from South Africa to the central Pacific. Though the most images of these animals show white animals with black spots, these sea slugs are usually yellow or orange.

How can you not like the ocean when it has these creatures?? Also...floating phallus-fish? How did evolution think that was okay?

How can you not like the ocean when it has these creatures?? Also...floating phallus-fish? How did evolution think that was okay?

Biologists think pufferfish, also known as blowfish, developed their famous “inflatability” because their slow, somewhat clumsy swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators.

Biologists think pufferfish, also known as blowfish, developed their famous “inflatability” because their slow, somewhat clumsy swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators.

Spanish Dancer (Hexabranchus Sanguineus) -The largest of the nudibranchs is the Spanish dancer—so called because when it swims, the undulating movements of its flattened body are reminiscent of a flamenco dancer. Adults are brightly but variably colored, generally in shades of red, pink, or orange, sometimes mixed with white or yellow.

Spanish Dancer (Hexabranchus Sanguineus) -The largest of the nudibranchs is the Spanish dancer—so called because when it swims, the undulating movements of its flattened body are reminiscent of a flamenco dancer. Adults are brightly but variably colored, generally in shades of red, pink, or orange, sometimes mixed with white or yellow.

Night dive creatures off the big island of Hawaii - Sport Diver Magazine

Night dive creatures off the big island of Hawaii - Sport Diver Magazine

Starfish or sea stars are echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea.[2] The names "starfish" and "sea star" essentially refer to members of the class Asteroidea. However, common usage frequently finds "starfish" and "sea star" also applied to ophiuroids which are correctly referred to as "brittle stars" or "basket stars".

Starfish or sea stars are echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea.[2] The names "starfish" and "sea star" essentially refer to members of the class Asteroidea. However, common usage frequently finds "starfish" and "sea star" also applied to ophiuroids which are correctly referred to as "brittle stars" or "basket stars".

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