Posts tagged "ocean"

Transparent Pelagic Octopus Spotted In DeepSee Submarine

Transparent Pelagic Octopus Spotted In DeepSee Submarine
Bruce H. Robison and his team have spotted an extremely rare species of octopus in the DeepSee submarine.  Despite the fact that the transparent Pelagic Octopus is normally a deep sea creature, the crew recorded sightings at 590 feet, shallower than expected for the animal. This octopus is almost completely transparent – only a few... Read more »

Animal of The Week: Elysia Chlorotica Sea Slug

Animal of The Week: Elysia Chlorotica Sea Slug
The Elysia Chlorotica sea slug is not like most sea slugs.  Scientists refer to this animal as being “solar-powered,” since it undergoes many plant-like processes and resembles a leaf!  This creature has chloroplasts that allow it to convert sunlight into energy, so yes, it undergoes photosynthesis. The Elysia Chlorotica sea slug, unlike some of the... Read more »

Animal Of The Week: Chromodoris Willani Sea Slug

Animal Of The Week: Chromodoris Willani Sea Slug
The chromodoris willani is a sea slug that, much like that Glaucus Atlanticus we saw a while back, looks like a creature from the world of Pokemon.  In fact, it looks kind of like Lapras to me – perhaps the creators of Pokemon aren’t as creative as we give them credit for? This sea slug... Read more »
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How The Glowing Firefly Squid of Japan Produces Its Shine

How The Glowing Firefly Squid of Japan Produces Its Shine
You’ve probably seen this picture floating around on the internet: it recently became very popular on sites like Reddit and Pinterest – but what is it?  Those glowing blue blobs are actually deep sea creatures called Glowing Firefly Squids, and they are some of the most beautiful of earth’s marine life. That’s all wonderful, but... Read more »