Category Archives: Creature feature

Acorn worm

Source: Discover Magazine Here’s another interesting animal documented in the 2016 deep sea exploration in the Marianas Trench, an enteropneust or commonly known as the ‘acorn worm’. This worm leaves behind spiral deposits in the mud. The front end of … Continue reading

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Zealandia coral garden

Zealandia is a large fragment of the former super-continent of Gondwanaland, an ancient super continent that existed between about 570 and 510 million years ago (Mya). This coral garden was spotted here (Zealandia)

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Deep sea exploration in the Marianas

As the deep sea exploration in the Marianas Trench reaches another week in the 69 day expedition, we enter the second week of posts about amazing deep sea animals pictured during the expedition. Special thank you to the expedition team … Continue reading

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Predatory turnicates

Source: Discover Magazine Turnicates spend their days attached to rocks feeding on small fish that swim into their hood-shaped mouths.

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Jelly from the depths

Source: Discovery Magazine This fleshy jellyfish was seen during a dive at a depth of over 12,000 feet. The red lines appear to be radial canals connecting the bright yellow gonads.

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Angler fish

Source: Discover Magazine These deep-sea fish use a lure to attract prey and ambush them, swallowing them whole. The lure on this one is the round white structure resting between its eyes.

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SeaPig

Source: Discover Magazine Here’s a seapig from the depths of the Marianas. Its called the seapig because it is plump, pink and possesses short limbs. These animals feast on particles plucked from the mud they munch on. Researchers are not … Continue reading

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Twitter celebrates International Polychaete Day

Here are some images of polychaetes from the recently celebrated International Polychaete Day and a link to the discussions on twitter

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Hermaphrodite flatworm that fucks itself in the head

Today marks the International Polychaete Day and you can use #InternationalPolychaeteDay  on twitter to follow interesting discussions on Polychaetes but while the focus is on Polychaetes, I have a rather interesting flatworm that I will discuss in this post. Flat worms are of … Continue reading

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Reptiles of Papua New Guinea: Sea Turtles – Flatback Sea Turtles

While discussing the Reptiles of Papua New Guinea, Rom and Zai Whitaker (1984) have done very little to talk about sea turtles eventhough their fresh water cousins are widely represented. In my discussions of the Reptiles of Papua New Guinea, … Continue reading

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