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Harlequin Shrimp, Indonesia
Photograph by Girts Kravalis
I found this creature under the water in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, between many pieces of garbage.

(via Harlequin Shrimp Picture - Underwater Wallpaper - National Geographic Photo of the Day)

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Harlequin Shrimp, Indonesia

Photograph by Girts Kravalis

I found this creature under the water in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, between many pieces of garbage.

(via Harlequin Shrimp Picture - Underwater Wallpaper - National Geographic Photo of the Day)

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A rare calico lobster that could be a 1-in-30-million find, according to experts, is seen at the New England Aquarium on Rhode Island. The lobster, caught off Winter Harbor, Maine, is dark with bright orange and yellow spots.
Picture: New England Aquarium, Tony LaCasse/AP (via Pictures of the day: 11 May 2012 - Telegraph)

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A rare calico lobster that could be a 1-in-30-million find, according to experts, is seen at the New England Aquarium on Rhode Island. The lobster, caught off Winter Harbor, Maine, is dark with bright orange and yellow spots.

Picture: New England Aquarium, Tony LaCasse/AP (via Pictures of the day: 11 May 2012 - Telegraph)

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The pistol shrimp competes with much larger animals like the Sperm Whale and Beluga Whale for the title of ‘loudest animal in the sea’. It is distinctive for its disproportionately large claw, (larger than half the shrimp’s body) which does not have pincers at the end. A joint allows the “hammer” part to move backward into a cocking position like a gun. When released, it snaps into the other part of the claw, creating a cavitation bubble capable of stunning fish and breaking small glass jars.
amazing video here.

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The pistol shrimp competes with much larger animals like the Sperm Whale and Beluga Whale for the title of ‘loudest animal in the sea’. It is distinctive for its disproportionately large claw, (larger than half the shrimp’s body) which does not have pincers at the end. A joint allows the “hammer” part to move backward into a cocking position like a gun. When released, it snaps into the other part of the claw, creating a cavitation bubble capable of stunning fish and breaking small glass jars.

amazing video here.

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A British expedition to one of the deepest parts of the ocean has discovered an enormous species of crustacean that looks like a prawn and is 11ins long. The so-called ‘supergiant’ – a type of amphipod - was discovered more than four miles below the surface in waters north of New Zealand. Most amphipods are usually 0.8in-1.2in long. But the new specimen, found by a team from the University of Aberdeen, was ten times the size.

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A British expedition to one of the deepest parts of the ocean has discovered an enormous species of crustacean that looks like a prawn and is 11ins long. The so-called ‘supergiant’ – a type of amphipod - was discovered more than four miles below the surface in waters north of New Zealand. Most amphipods are usually 0.8in-1.2in long. But the new specimen, found by a team from the University of Aberdeen, was ten times the size.

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kitschyliving:

This… is a crab purse.

I’d carry it.

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kitschyliving:

This… is a crab purse.

I’d carry it.

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This strikingly coloured electric-blue European lobster was caught off  the east coast of Scotland and spotted at London Billingsgate fish market in  November 2011. It was sent to the Natural History Museum before settling  into a new home at the London Aquarium.

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This strikingly coloured electric-blue European lobster was caught off the east coast of Scotland and spotted at London Billingsgate fish market in November 2011. It was sent to the Natural History Museum before settling into a new home at the London Aquarium.

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Picture: Carol Buchanan/Seapics.com/solent

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Picture: Carol Buchanan/Seapics.com/solent

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Peacock Mantis Shrimp (by pats0n)

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Peacock Mantis Shrimp (by pats0n)

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A rare slipper lobster, nicknamed Popeye,  is cared for at Newquay’s  Blue Reef Aquarium after being discovered sitting on the pots of a  fisherman in St Mawes, Cornwall. The slipper lobster - which is normally  found in much warmer waters - is one of only a handful of specimens  recorded in UK waters since records began back in 1758.

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A rare slipper lobster, nicknamed Popeye, is cared for at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium after being discovered sitting on the pots of a fisherman in St Mawes, Cornwall. The slipper lobster - which is normally found in much warmer waters - is one of only a handful of specimens recorded in UK waters since records began back in 1758.

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