Sunday the Census of Marine Life released some amazing images of the oceans’ tiniest creatures.. everything from amoebas to larval cephalopods. Among the minute animals, scientist photographed this pink sea cucumber which may be a newly discovered species and is blowing my mind.
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Tiny Ocean Oddities
Posted in Nature, Science, Animals, Earth
Tagged amoebe, Census of Marine Life, cephalopod, CoML, ocean, sea creatures, tiny
Kings of Camouflage
Cuttlefish are hands down my favorite animal. These strange little creatures have three hearts, blue-green blood, can alter their skin to match an enormous range of colors and textures even though they can only see in shades of green and are intelligent enough to change their defensive strategies based on the type of predator they are facing.
Below is fascinating hour-long Nova special which does a great job explaining how their skin functions as well as exploring their intelligence and odd mating behaviors.
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Tagged cephalopod, cuttlefish, Kings of Camouflage, Nova, ocean, Science