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Amazing Garden Eel Photos

posted on Nov 24, 2016| tags: eel fish ocean

Garden Eel

 

Garden eel are awesome creatures. They lives inside sand under the sea. They are not deep sea dwellers. They prefer the regions where sunlight is plenty. So, they lives in shallow sea beds covered with sand. There are hundreds of species of the animal living in the world's oceans, seas, bays and gulfs. Look at the photo below to see another one.

 

Garden Eel Colony

 

Here is a large colony of garden eels inside a marine awuarium. Look at the amazing scene. They looks like thousands of sea snakes.

brown garden eel

Who was talking about snakes? Look at the above photo. That thing suddenly resembles a snake, is not it? It is a brown garden eel. On land it wrthing like a snake. But don't be affraid guys, it can't bite.

Learn more about the garden eels from here.

Colorful Nudibranch: Berghia coerulescens

posted on Nov 01, 2016| tags: nudibranch sea invertebrate

Berghia coerulescens

Berghia coerulescens is a cool looking nudibranch. The animal is basically a sea slug, a snail without shell. It looks terrific in its light blue and yellow body color scheme. It is found in the coral reefs of the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean.

The animal is quiet small in size. It rarely grows beyond 70 mm. The nudibranch feeds on sea anemones. It is often kept in marine aquariums. Do you like this little beast??

nudibranch

Sea Butterfly - a Sea Snail that can Swim

posted on May 18, 2016| tags: sea butterfly sea creature sea oceans marine life sea slug

Sea Butterfly is the name of a unique group of sea snails that can swim in the ocean near the surface. Scientific name of the suborder is Thecosomata.

Sea Butterfly

Most striking feature of the creature is its "wings" which are nothing but modified foot. The animal is very small in size, usually less than 1 cm in length.

Sea Butterfly can float freely in the water. They can be found within 25 meter of the sea surface. The move by flapping their wing like foot.

Sea Butterfly with Shell

Some people mistake them as sea slugs. But they are not slugs. There shell is transparent and often missing causing that misconception.

Flying Sea Butterfly

They are plankton eaters. They often eats food which is much larger than them in size. Often they moves in large groups.

Blacktip Reef Shark

posted on May 06, 2016| tags: shark marine life ocean sea wildlife animal sharks animals

Blacktip Reef Shark is the most common among all reef sharks. It is the most abundant apex predetor in the reef ecosystems.So, it has a crucial roll in maintaining the delicate balance of the system.

Blacktip Reefshark

Here are some quick information about it:

Scientific Name: Carcharhinus melanopterus

Shark Type: Requiem shark

Habitate: Tropcal Coral Reefs

Feeding Type: Carnivore

Average Length: 5 ft

The Blacktop Shark eats fishes, shrimps, crabs etc for food. They prefer to live in the shallow water. The shark usually try to avoid humans.

Baby Blacktip Shark

 

 

 

 

 

Falco’s Hawkfish or Dwarf Hawkfish [Cirrhitichthys falco]

posted on Apr 20, 2016| tags: fish marine life ocean hawkfish

Falco’s Hawkfish

Like a hawk the Hawkfish jumps upon its prey from the coral mounds. Most of the Hawkfish species are very aggressive.  Some of the types of Hawkfish are less aggressive and thus preferred by the Aquarium owners. The Falco's hawkfish is such a beautiful fish. Another name of the fish is Dwarf Hawkfish. Scientific name of the fish is Cirrhitichthys falco. The fish never grows more than 7 cm in length.

The Falco’s  Hawkfish is white with red-chestnut spots that run corner to corner along the body. They have little tufts of splendid yellow on the tips of their dorsal blade beam called cirri. They are also known as the Spotted Hawkfish.

The Falco's hawkfish lives in the corals in the Indo-Pacific region. The fish generally swims at the depth of 20 to 60 feet. Thay can be seen in coral reefs. They generally keep hidden at the base of the coral reefs. Talking about swimming it must be said that the fish is not a good swimmer. It generally can only swim for a few seconds. Most of the

Octopus is Intelligent

posted on Apr 13, 2016| tags: octopus

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Do you know that Octopus is an intelligent animal? In fact, they are the smartest among all invertebrates. The level of smartness of an Octopus is surprising for an invertebrate that we generally do not even consider as animals. We always think that invertebrates, i.e., insects are very lower order of living beings.

 

Many experiments have shown that Octopuses have short as well as long term memory. That mean an octopus can recognize you like your pet dog! It is also found that they can learn from experiences. Learning by observing is one of the most important traits of an intelligent being.

Octopuses have problem solving abilities. That is why it is difficult to keep them in normal aquarium like fishes. They often flee from captivity by using various tactics while their fish companions do not even comprehend that they are not in a natural environment.

Octopus has eight legs (or hands). These tentacles have built in automatic control systems. Each tentacle has its own micro-pr

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Unbelievable Mysteries of the Ocean

posted on Apr 09, 2016| tags: ocean

We know that most of the deep ocean is yet to be explored by us. So, there remains some mysterious things under its water still today. Here are some of these:-

Mysterious undersea city found near Cuba.

1) The Milky Sea Phenomenon : Milky sea is large areas of the ocean covered with white illumination. What is the exact cause is yet unknown.

2) Yonaguni Pyramids: These are the undersea pyramids near the coast of Japan.

3) Underwater Falls: There are seven waterfalls under the sea!

4) Underwater City of Cuba: It is discovered in 2012 near the coast of Cuba. The city is situated in a depth of 600 feet and is very old.

5) Glowing and Rotating Wheels: Some circular glowing shapes are located over the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. It is not clear what are these things and why it is happening.

6) Baltic UFO: The object called as "Baltic UFO" is a mysterious thing found in the depth of the Baltic sea. Nobody knows what it is.

Do you know about such mysteries of the ocean?

Watch this video to know more about such mysteries :

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