My name is Daphne. Recently, I decided to diversify my jellyfish blog and add other invertebrates of the sea (octopus, cuttlefish, squid, starfish, sponges, urchins, etc). You can find all the different types in my TAGS page. This is a queued animal blog. None of the photography is mine, unless stated otherwise. Send your requests to my ask, or just leave a question. Enjoy your stay.
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  • 10bullets:

    by Kevin Eddy

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  • theoceaniswonderful:

    Sea Squirt II by altsaint 

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    #Tunicate
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  • animaladdiction:

    Cuttlefish | animal blog | photo credit

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    #Ocean
    #Photography
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    #Mollusca
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  • trynottodrown:

    Nudibranchs lay their eggs in flat ribbons attached to rocks or other objects (dorids) or in tangled masses attached either to the sea bottom or to algae and other objects (aeolids). The eggs, often multiply enclosed in capsules (as opposed to singly enclosed), are embedded in a mucous matrix that both supports them and protects them. (source)

    Picture: Nudibranch egg ribbon at Shaab Mahmoud

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  • theoceaniswonderful:

    Daily Dive Photos by Liquid Lense 

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  • realmonstrosities:

    A fuzzy and remarkably podgy starfish.

    What a couch potato!

    …Image: NOAA

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  • griseus:

    These gif shows the first record of cannibalistic behavior of the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) in the wild, recorded with a camcorder by scuba divers in Ría de Vigo, Spain, on the northeastern Atlantic coast.

    These records document common traits in cannibalistic behavior: (a) it was intercohort cannibalism; (b) attacks were made by both males and females; (c) in one case, the prey were transported to the den, which was covered with stones of different sizes; (d) the predator started to eat the tip of the arms of its prey; (e) predation on conspecifics occurred even if there were other abundant prey available (i.e., mussels)

    Cannibalistic behavior in octopuses may be motivated by various factors,  they may resort to cannibalism as a means of defending their territory.

    Although scientists had been aware of cannibalism occurrences among members of O. vulgaris, the previously reported cases were known only from analysis of stomach contents and laboratory observations.

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    #Ocean
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    #Beautiful
    #Animals
    #Mollusca
  • mooonjellies:

    navci

    413 Notes
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  • trynottodrown:

    Jellyfish by Dan Hershman

    222 Notes
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    #Ocean
    #Photography
    #Beautiful
    #Animals
    #Cnidaria
  • thelovelyseas:

    Coral Tree by 

    415 Notes
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    #Cnidaria
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  • theoceaniswonderful:

    Blue-ringed octopus, Tasmania by Phil Camill

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  • libutron:

    Sea Apple - Pseudocolochirus violaceus

    It may not seem much an apple, nor a cucumber, but these are colorful sea cucumbers commonly known as Sea Apples belonging to the species Pseudocolochirus violaceus (Holothuroidea - Dendrochirotida - Cucumariidae), which occurs in the Indian Ocean and the western part of the Pacific Ocean.

    Sea apples are about 18 cm long. They usually are purple, but also can be blue, red, white, and yellow. Three rows of tube feet run along the bottom side of the animal. The top side has two rows of tube feet as well as small scattered tube feet. The body is curved so that the mouth and anus point upward. They have ten tentacles which are bushy purple to red and have white tips. The pieces of the body wall skeleton are rounded, smooth plates with a few holes.

    When relaxed, the normal shape is short and sausage-like as with most other sea cucumbers. When stressed, however, it may inflate itself into a large round ball. 

    Sea apples live partly hidden to fully exposed with tentacles expanded, even during the day. They feed continuously, capturing large food particles with outstretched branching tentacles that are lightly coated in mucus. 

    These beautiful sea cucumbers unfortunately are harvested for the aquarium trade. Ironically, they do not make good aquarium specimens as they are often toxic to their tank mates. 

    References: [1] - [2] - [3]

    Photo credit: [Top: ©René Cazalens | Locality: Komodo, Indonesia, 2010] - [Bottom: ©Chuck and Jean | Locality: Manila Ocean Park, Philippines, 2008]

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    #Sea Cucumber
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  • mooonjellies:

    Jellyfish

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  • popsealife:

    3D Camo

    Those things growing out of this giant Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama) are its skin papillae. It can extend and retract its papillae at will, helping it alter its texture to better blend in with its surroundings.

    Both papillae expression and color change are controlled by visual, not tactile, cues. This means that these guys don’t need to actually touch anything to decide on their camouflage strategy.

    Just by looking, they are clever enough to decide what sort of color, pattern, and texture is needed to virtually disappear. 

    video source: Roger Hanlon on Youtube

    reference: Allen et al. 2009.

                     Hanlon. 2007.

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  • 10bullets:

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