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Hundreds of new species found in Australia [Sep. 19th, 2008|03:18 pm]

cindie_loo
Very exciting - hundreds of new underwater species found in Australia - the story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_on_re_au_an/as_australia_new_marine_life;_ylt=Aj8MN3yFV23ha6TTymAorDXlWMcF

White Topped Coral Crab


Green Banded Snapping Shrimp


Dendronepthya soft coral


Pohls Sea Urchins


Comb Jellyfish
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Nudibranch gallery [May. 16th, 2008|10:13 am]

cindie_loo
This is quite possible the BEST nudibranch photography I have ever seen!

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/nudibranchs/doubilet-photography

All photos are by David Doubilet.
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Red Lipped Batfish [Mar. 17th, 2008|04:22 pm]

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This fish has a broad head, slight body, and is covered in large gnarled lumps. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their pectoral fins to "walk" on the ocean floor. When the batfish reaches adulthood, its dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection that lures prey. Batfish eat shrimps, mollusks, small fish, crabs, and worms.
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White killer whale spotted off Alaska [Mar. 9th, 2008|06:18 pm]

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In this photo provided by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration a rare white killer whale was spotted by federal scientists Feb. 23, 2008, about 2 miles off Kanaga Volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.



More at the source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080307/ap_on_sc/white_killer_whale;_ylt=AuKZobXXaalhooCLF.R7i3cPLBIF
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Six-legged 'hexapus' claimed as world first in Britain [Mar. 4th, 2008|09:27 am]

cindie_loo
A handout image from Blackpool Sealife Centre shows an octopus with six legs, or 'hexapus.' British marine experts have found what they claim is a world first -- a six-legged octopus, or "hexapus," who they have christened Henry.



Much more info. at the source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080303/sc_afp/sciencebritainanimalhexapusoffbeat
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Pteropod [Feb. 26th, 2008|12:54 pm]

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The pteropod is known as the "potato chip" of the oceans because it is eaten widely. It is one of the world's strangest and smallest sea creatures, growing to no bigger than the size of a lentil. They are incredibly important sources of food for fish and scientists are currently using them to study the health of the oceans.
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More Antarctica discovery! [Feb. 20th, 2008|10:19 pm]

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More Antarctic discovery [Feb. 20th, 2008|07:21 am]

cindie_loo
More on the new discovery in the Antarctic Video from Yahoo! http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/ver/251.7/popup/index.php?cl=6511979

Thousands of creatures - up to 1/4 previously undiscovered! How exciting!
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Tunicates [Feb. 19th, 2008|07:13 am]

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Animals known as tunicates which look like meter-tall glass tulips sit on the ocean floor at a depth of about 220 meters (722 feet) on the Antarctic continental shelf are shown in this handout image made available on February 19, 2008.
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Pink Anemonefish [Feb. 11th, 2008|10:11 am]

cindie_loo
The Pink Anemonefish is pinkish-orange with a white bar down either side of the face, and a white stripe along the back. It has a white caudal fin.

This species grows to 10cm in length.



Photograph by Tim Laman

Pink Anemonefish feed on benthic algae and zooplankton.

This fish occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Central Pacific, from the Philippine Islands, north to Japan, throughout Micronesia, south to Australia and east to the Samoan Islands.

In Australia it is known from north-western coast of Western Australia and from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
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