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Adventures in Jellyfish Collecting

Méduse, Cnidaires

Marrus orthocanna is a species of siphonophore, a colonial animal composed of a complex arrangement of zooids, some of which are polyps and some medusae. It lives at depths ranging between 200 and 800 m and ft), in the Arctic and other cold, deep waters

Piglet Squid. This tiny squid only measures 3.9 inches in length and lives about 320 feet down from the surface in the ocean. They are rarel...

Piglet Squid~ This squid has always got a smile on its face! The skin pigmentation of this little deep water squid gives it a huge grin, while the tentacles seem to form a mass of curly 'hair', combining to give it an almost cartoon appearance. SO CUTE!

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Eyes of the Animal Kingdom

hermit crabs in glass houses

Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shells

Are your hermit crabs looking for new digs? Consider these beautiful works of art: Artist/designer Robert DuGrenier creates exquisite hand-blown glass shells for hermit crabs from his Vermont workshop.

The Giant Sea Turtle, also called a Leatherback, is the largest of all living turtles. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell

Amazing Giant Sea Turtle, also called a Leatherback, is the largest of all living turtles.It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell.

All arthropods need to molt. Here is a time lapse video of how a spider crab does it.

Molting spider crab

Giant Spider Crab Molting (time-Lapse) via Prince To grow larger, crabs breakout of their exoskeleton, pump water into their new soft exoskeleton to inflate it some, then absorb calcium to harden it into a new shell!

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