Posts Tagged 'sealife'

The Assfish Is The Animal With The Smallest Brain-to-Body Ratio

According to wikipedia –

The bony-eared assfish (Acanthonus armatus) is a bathypelagic species of cusk-eel found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans at depths of from 1,171 to 4,415 metres (3,842 to 14,485 ft). It has been found as far north as Queen Charlotte Sound off British Columbia‘s coast.[3] This species grows to a length of 37.5 centimetres (14.8 in) SL. It is the only known member of its genus Acanthonus.[4]

The bony-eared assfish holds the record for the smallest brain-to-body weight ratio of all vertebrates.[5]

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The Mucky Secrets of Nudibranchs [video]

Underwater Photos Of The Year

From –

For the 13th year running, Scuba Diving Magazine is presenting the winners of its underwater photography contest, and the results are really, really good.

See a few of the photos HERE.

Befriending A Fish [video]

Bizarre Creatures Found Off Australia [video]

Camouflaging Crabs Have Natural Velcro [video]

Beautiful, Rare, Deep Sea Creatures [video]

Rare Glimpse Under Antarctic Sea Ice [video]


Eel Fight!!! [video]

Intricate Sea Creatures Crafted From Glass Over 100 Years Ago


According to AtlasObscura –

In the late 1800s a mysterious menagerie of sea creatures was let loose on the world. They came in a remarkable variety of forms: covered in spikes, writhing masses of legs, purple gelatinous lumps, transparent bubbling orbs. They swam through boarding schools in Minnesota, floating through the Vienna Natural History Museum, and squirming through a hundred high schools across Japan. At the height of their expansion, there were over 10,000, found everywhere from New Zealand to Calcutta. Astonishing in form and beauty, these creatures comprised 700 varieties of invertebrate marine models sculpted in glass by Bohemian father-and-son team Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka.

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Swimming With A Whale Shark [video]

Killer Sponges

Black-Gun-Picture-s1 reported –

There are about 8,500 species of sponges, a type of simple, mostly stationary invertebrate, and the vast majority passively filter their food on the seafloor. But in the past two decades, scientists have found 7 species of carnivorous sponges that attack prey—and the new discoveries bump that number to 11, said Lonny Lundsten, a biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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