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Eurypharynx pelecanoides, commonly called the pelican eel, the gulper eel and the umbrella-mouth gulper,  is a deep-sea fish.

Eurypharynx pelecanoides, commonly called the pelican eel, the gulper eel and the umbrella-mouth gulper, is a deep-sea fish.

Sea Pens (cnidarians belonging to the order Pennatulacea): Sea pens are grouped with the octocorals (“soft corals”). They were named after their feather-like appearance reminiscent of antique quill pens. Sea pens may rise up to 6.6 ft in some species and are sometimes brightly colored. Rarely found above depths of 30 ft, sea pens prefer deeper waters where turbulence is less likely to uproot them.

Sea Pens (cnidarians belonging to the order Pennatulacea): Sea pens are grouped with the octocorals (“soft corals”). They were named after their feather-like appearance reminiscent of antique quill pens. Sea pens may rise up to 6.6 ft in some species and are sometimes brightly colored. Rarely found above depths of 30 ft, sea pens prefer deeper waters where turbulence is less likely to uproot them.

the deep ocean. Octopus legs look like roots of a tree...Kinda interesting that the function of the tentacles on those legs are similar to those of a root of tree.

the deep ocean. Octopus legs look like roots of a tree...Kinda interesting that the function of the tentacles on those legs are similar to those of a root of tree.

Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) / The fin spines of this amazingly well-camouflaged fish contain highly toxic venom. / Witu Islands, Papua New Guinea

Reef Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) / The fin spines of this amazingly well-camouflaged fish contain highly toxic venom. / Witu Islands, Papua New Guinea

New Family of deep-sea crab from hot vents. Its conspicuous fur has given it the informal name, Yeti crab, after the hairy abominable snowman.

New Family of deep-sea crab from hot vents. Its conspicuous fur has given it the informal name, Yeti crab, after the hairy abominable snowman.