creepicrawlies:

Stonefish
The venom isn’t in the bite. It is instead in several extremely sharp spines on the back of the creature that are sharp enough to penetrate shoes. When you apply press down on the spines, they push in and the pressure makes the venom squirt out through the spines and into your body.
Photograph by Jeff Rotman/Getty Images Copyright National Geographic Society

creepicrawlies:

Stonefish

The venom isn’t in the bite. It is instead in several extremely sharp spines on the back of the creature that are sharp enough to penetrate shoes. When you apply press down on the spines, they push in and the pressure makes the venom squirt out through the spines and into your body.

Photograph by Jeff Rotman/Getty Images Copyright National Geographic Society

(via thedarkshallemerge)

allcreatures:

A humpback whale breaches off Sydney Heads, Australia, on the first day of winter in New South Wales. Humpback and right whale migration north continues through July, with the whales returning between September and November.
Photo: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

allcreatures:

A humpback whale breaches off Sydney Heads, Australia, on the first day of winter in New South Wales. Humpback and right whale migration north continues through July, with the whales returning between September and November.

(via oaknymph)

beneaththeseas:

My First Nudibranch At Julian Rocks - Bennett’s Hypselodoris by snapr_photo on Flickr.
scientificillustration:

The molluscs: Haliotis rubiginosa; Haliotis astricta; Haliotis viridis; Haliotis coccoradiata; Haliotis gemma; Haliotis excavata; Haliotis stomatiaeformis; Haliotis coneinna; Haliotis papulata; Haliotis jaenensis; Haliotis dubia; Haliotis sanguinea; Haliotis lauta; Haliotis lamellosa; Haliotis rugosa; Haliotis dringii; Haliotis rasacea; Haliotis tricostalis
From: ‘Illustrations conchyliologiques ou description et figures de toutes les coquilles connues vivantes et fossiles, classées suivant le système de Lamarck modifié d’après les progrès de la science et comprenant les genres nouveaux et les espèces rècemment découvertes’ (1842) by Jean-Charles Chenu

scientificillustration:

The molluscs: Haliotis rubiginosa; Haliotis astricta; Haliotis viridis; Haliotis coccoradiata; Haliotis gemma; Haliotis excavata; Haliotis stomatiaeformis; Haliotis coneinna; Haliotis papulata; Haliotis jaenensis; Haliotis dubia; Haliotis sanguinea; Haliotis lauta; Haliotis lamellosa; Haliotis rugosa; Haliotis dringii; Haliotis rasacea; Haliotis tricostalis

From: ‘Illustrations conchyliologiques ou description et figures de toutes les coquilles connues vivantes et fossiles, classées suivant le système de Lamarck modifié d’après les progrès de la science et comprenant les genres nouveaux et les espèces rècemment découvertes’ (1842) by Jean-Charles Chenu

the-ocean-is-not-silent:

Atlantic Deer Cowries
Atlantic Deer Cowries are rarely seen on beaches.They are identified by a speckled orange-brown color, no spire, and a long, slit-like toothed aperture. These vegetarian grazers grow up to 6 inches and live on hard, rocky ledges where they hide in crevices, only coming out at night.

the-ocean-is-not-silent:

Atlantic Deer Cowries

Atlantic Deer Cowries are rarely seen on beaches.They are identified by a speckled orange-brown color, no spire, and a long, slit-like toothed aperture. These vegetarian grazers grow up to 6 inches and live on hard, rocky ledges where they hide in crevices, only coming out at night.

(via ocean-ology)

Amazing but true…

Crab shells are full of calcium and other nourishment, so most crabs make a meal of their discarded armor. 

Amazing but true…

Some fish also use their swim bladder as an eardrum to pick up sounds. Others use it to amplify their own sounds.

How do gills work?

A fish gulps water in through its mouth. The water then streams over its gills, which take the oxygen out of the water. Then the water goes back out through openings at the sides of the fish’s head.

compilationofsocialdissent:

“ THE GIST
  
The global marine environment is getting warmer, more acidic, and low on oxygen and all are consequences of human activity. 
Ocean health has declined further and faster than dire forecasts only a few years ago.”

compilationofsocialdissent:

THE GIST

 
  • The global marine environment is getting warmer, more acidic, and low on oxygen and all are consequences of human activity.
  • Ocean health has declined further and faster than dire forecasts only a few years ago.

(via ocean-ology)

sexyactionplanet:

piratesheart:

A live shark is worth more than a dead shark! My work later in life, perhaps?

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fuckyeahmarinecritters:

Weedy Sea Dragon

fuckyeahmarinecritters:

Weedy Sea Dragon

fuckyeahmarinecritters:

Lions Mane Jellyfish

fuckyeahmarinecritters:

Lions Mane Jellyfish

beneaththeseas:

Poisson Clown by Audalys on Flickr.
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