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A Highly Stealthy Critter – The Bobtail Squid

Say “Halo” to this Bobtail Squid that is able to mimic moonlight to avoid casting a dark shadow as it hovers above the ocean floor to hunt for food. The Bobtail Squid has symbiotic relationship with a bioluminescent bacteria, Aliivibrio fisheri, that lives in the light emitting organ in the squid mantle that is able to mimic and match the brightness of the moonlight giving it a highly stealthy an halo effect protecting it from bottom dwelling predators! Read more ….here Continue reading A Highly Stealthy Critter – The Bobtail Squid

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Crinoid Shrimp- The Stars of Feather Star

Various small marine critters like worms, crabs, brittle stars or shrimps are found living among the arms of the Crinoid or Feather Star but one of the more interesting critters is the Crinoid Shrimp. It is cryptic as it is … Continue reading Crinoid Shrimp- The Stars of Feather Star

Algae Octopus – Can Bi-Pedal

The Algae Octopus is one of two species of octopus that has the innate skill to bi-pedal ie walk on two of its eight legs . The other is the Coconut Octopus. The Algae octopus the size of a lemon and considered relatively rare and only seen occasionally. Found among seagrasses and has its den in the sand or pebbles on the sea floor. Continue reading Algae Octopus – Can Bi-Pedal

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Lembeh Sea Dragon -“Swollen-Thread Fish” Discovered In 2006!

Underwater photographers are fond of challenges and always looking for unusual and difficult to find marine creatures and often the tiniest of marine critters ! The Lembeh Sea Dragon is one marine critter that is both unusual and difficult to … Continue reading Lembeh Sea Dragon -“Swollen-Thread Fish” Discovered In 2006!