Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Amazing Sea Creatures

You've seen how strangly interesting bugs look from up close, now marvel upon the amazing creatures that the oceans and seas of our planet have to offer.

The image featured above is of the rosy-lipped batfish found near Costa Rica's Cocos Island. Batfish are poor swimmers, preferring to use their strangely adapted pectoral fins like legs to crawl about the seafloor

More images after the jump:

A freckle-face blenny peeks from its reef burrow in the Solomon Islands. Blennies are found throughout the world's ocean, usually in shallow water. Some species are even known to lounge out of the water on rocks.

A male peacock mantis shrimp plies the seafloor off Papua New Guinea. These garishly colored crustaceans are favorites of the aquarium trade.

A blue-eyed crab nestles in antler coral off Namenalala island in the Fiji Islands. Antler corals form colonies that can stretch more than three feet (one meter) across.


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1 коментара:

bathmate said...

very good posting. i liked it. :-)