Gaudy Clown Crab: the Crustacean That’s Simply Faaabulous!

Gaudy Clown Crab: the Crustacean That's Simply Faaabulous!

 Habitat: throughout the Caribbean Status: Not Listed This is the Gaudy Clown Crab (Platypodiella spectabilis). It’s one of the most fashionable crustaceans in the ocean, in my…

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Multiple Mouths and Purple, Oh My! New Species of Purple Jellyfish Found!

photo: Coolum Beach Surf and Life Saving Club/AAP

Early this Wednesday morning, beachgoers at Coolum Beach, Queensland were lucky enough to spot a potentially new species of purple jellyfish that scientists believe may…

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Video: Rays for Days!

Video: Rays for Days!

I recently visited Sanibel, FL and encountered a massive swarm of Cownose Rays that were there for breeding season. Check out the video! P.S. Did…

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Nudi Bits: Spanish Shawl Nudibranch!

Nudi Bits: Spanish Shawl Nudibranch!

Join me on my hunt for a Spanish Shawl nudibranch!

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South American Leaf Fish: ‘Leaf Mimic’ Hoover Vac’s Its Prey

photo: www.archer-fish.ru

Habitat: South America: Amazon River basin in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, and Venezuela Status: Not Evaluated You know that saying “Make like a tree and LEAF ME…

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Nudi Bits: Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch

Nudi Bits: Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch

   

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Sea Sapphire: the Most Beautiful Animal You’ve Never Heard Of

photo: Stefan Siebert

 Habitat: oceans worldwide (?) Status: Not Listed Sometimes I happen across creatures that quite literally take my breath away. This happens to be one of…

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Godiva quadricolor: the Beautiful but Deadly Nudi

photo:  Gary Cobb and David Mullin

Habitat: Mediterranean, off western Australia, West Africa, and the South African coast from the Cape Peninsula to East London Status: Not Listed Anyone who follows…

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Orbicular Batfish: This Leaf Looks a Little Fishy…

photo: Vimeo still

Habitat: tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans Status: Not Evaluated Growing up as a fish is not easy. You’re teeny-tiny and everything wants to…

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Estuary Catfish: A Tadpole Imposter With a Twist

photo: Flickr user Lumir Kalbac

Habitat: Indo-Pacific: found from Southport, Queensland to Jervis Bay, New South Wales, and Kingston, South Australia to Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia and Duck River,…

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