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This psychedelic gastropod is one of many such species that have been discovered recently.

New to Nature no 56: Chelidonura mandroroa

The bright colouring of this shell-less gastropod is defensive. Photo by Terrence Gosliner.

Los salpa son unos animales marinos que pueden tener la clave para luchar contra el cambio climático. Estos animales se desplazan bombeando el agua a través de sus filtros internos y alimentándose del plancton. En este proceso los salpa retienen el carbono del agua y lo atrapan en sus heces que se hunden hasta el fondo del mar.

26 criaturas de las profundidades que parecen sacadas de una película de ciencia ficción

A fisherman from New Zealand caught a transparent fish known as Salpa maggiore. A fisherman from New Zealand caught a transparent fish known as Salpa maggiore.

A flatworm has a very simple nervous system with two nerve cords running down either side. It has two simple brains called ganglia, which are simple bundles of nerves. . It has two eyespots that help it sense light.

A flatworm has a very simple nervous system with two nerve cords running down either side. It has two simple brains called ganglia, which are simple bundles of nerves. It has two eyespots that help it sense light.

This small fish is rare and known as The Great Swallower. Why? Because it can swallow fish larger than it! It can literally stretch its stomach three times its original size. It’s a deep sea fish. It requires cold waters but this impressive swallower can also be found in warm tropical waters, probably preying on fishes bigger than them.

These odd looking creatures were found in the deepest depths of the ocean.

Cool Patterned Flatworm

Cool Patterned Flatworm

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