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skunkbear:

You can learn more about this immortal animal in our latest video.

fer1972:

360° Photographs of abandoned Europe buildings by Sven Fennema

 

libutron:

The spew bioluminescence of the shrimp Parapandalus sp.

An amazing picture of a deep-sea shrimp belonging to the genus Parapandalus (Decapoda - Pandalidae) -[Syn. Plesionika]-, hurling a blue glowing cloud of organic matter.

This amazing picture was taken during a Deep Light cruise to Bahamas in 2009, to study bioluminescence and vision in deep-sea benthic animals. You can read here the research article.

These shrimps occur in virtually all tropical and subtropical waters and in some temperate seas, but most species of the genus can be found in the Indo-West Pacific.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Johnsen Lab | Locality: Bahamas (2009)

fer1972:

Response, Sea: Concept Photography by Laura Plagelman 

libutron:

Hydromedusa - Pantachogon sp.

ThIs beauty is a mesopelagic hydromedusa of the genus Pantachogon (Cnidaria - Hydrozoa - Trachymedusae - Rhopalonematidae). It is cosmopolitan and occurs below 1000 meters.  

At most the bell is only 12 mm wide and usually a bit less. The colorless exumbrella is transparent, revealing the stunning orange color of the manubrium, gonads, velum and sometimes the subumbrella. 

References: [1]

Photo credit: ©Johnsen Lab | Locality: not reported

malformalady:

Two-headed(polycephalic) bull shark

(via mad-as-a-marine-biologist)

nationalaquarium:

We hope your weekend is out of this world! 

Photo of our moon jellies by Instagram user jeremy_mcgowan.

libutron:

Flying over the fringing coral reef of Nagannu Island, Okinawa, Japan | ©Ippei & Janine Naoi 

Okinawa consists of 160 islands and it’s known as one of the world’s best diving destinations, having a number of coral species and marine lives as large as those in the Great Barrier Reef. Over 400 types of corals, 5 types of sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks, dugongs and all kinds of tropical fish species all live around the islands of Okinawa.