Fiddler On the Beach: Thousands of Fiddler Crabs!

Atlantic sand fiddler crab, Uca pugilator (6)

  Habitat: from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico Status: No Conservation Concerns You know what I really love about nature, and animals more specifically? Is that…

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

gaudy clown crab, Platypodiella spectabilis (3)

 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!

new species, purple jellyfish (3)

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

south american leaf fish, Monocirrhus polyacanthus (2)

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

sea sapphire, Sapphirina copepod (1)

 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

Godiva quadricolor, Godiva rachaelae (4)

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…

Platax orbucularis, orbicular batfish, leaf fish (5)

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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