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Sea butterflies fly underwater like insects do in the air

Sea Butterfly (Limacina helicina) : This lentil-size Arctic snail has a translucent shell and wings evolved from its foot to keep it afloat as it drifts along the ocean currents and to trap plankton.

Angel food is here - sea butterfly Limacina helicina. Limacina are small pteropods living in the plankton. They look like snails with broad dark “ears” protruding from the mouth of the shell. Those ears are actually wings developed from the crawling foot of the ancient mollusk – the common ancestor of modern gastropods. Sea butterflies swim fast but very absurdly, flapping their wings like butterflies.

Angel food is here - sea butterfly Limacina helicina. Limacina are small pteropods living in the plankton. They look like snails with broad dark “ears”.

Squid species 'Promachoteuthis sulcus' seems to possess teeth, which are actually "lips" that protect the animal's beak (jaws). Only a small specimen of this species was found in the South Atlantic, at a depth of around 6,600 ft, and there are not much information about this animal.    Photo: Richard E. Young

Squid With Human Teeth

Promachoteuthis sulcus, a bizarre creature. As you can see, this thing has human looking teeth. It’s a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date. It was captured in the Southern Atlantic Ocean at a depth of

Octopus Eggs!!!  So cool!

spankkitten: “ malformalady: “ Octopus eggs Photo credit: Simon Chandra ” FUN FACT: These eggs are evil. Octopus babies are evil. The octopus mother lays her eggs in a cave roof.

Comet and Panther Groupers by Mark Laita

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Underwater Life by Mark Laita A study in black & white: Marine Betta & juvenile Panther Grouper Copyrighted by Mark Laita

Deep Sea Anglerfish

Last week, the IUCN 2009 Seamount expedition ended, with scientists sampling two final seamounts in the Indian Ocean. Caught at was this deep-sea anglerfish, also known as a seatoad. Sarah Gotheil From BBC news

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for-science-sake: “ The Sea Angel (Gymnosomata) Is a group of sea slug that grow no larger than These obscure little creatures are found in a wide range of habitats from polar to tropical regions.

Glasswing, the transparent Fish

Translucent Goby Fish, Egypt Photo – Tobias Friedrich Two tiny gobies, neither of which is any bigger than an inch in the water near Marsa Alam, Egypt

In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures (Wired UK)

In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures

The "sea angel", a swimming sea slug, is most beautiful of the deep sea animals he snapped -- not exactly a tough contest to be fair. Mostly transparent, the sea angel's internal organs appear to glow brightly in the image.

another crazy neon fish #BFneonweek

Larval Leaf Scorpionfish (photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures). Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.

Naked Sea Butterfly

Clione limacina,aka as the naked sea butterfly or sea angel, is a pelagic sea slug

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SHARING 50 AMAZINGLY UNIQUE WILD ANIMALS!!!

Pelagic octopus - A pelagic, or open-ocean, octopus gives off a neon glow in Hawaii. Most species of octopus have no internal skeleton, unlike other cephalopods.

Deep Sea Dwellers

These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing detail of many aquatic species,.

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