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Ghostly creature discovered in the deepest reaches of the ocean

A “flamboyant” new species of marine worm has been discovered living in the Celebes Sea, between the Philippines and Indonesia. “When the image came onto the screen, everyone said, Oh my gosh, what’s that?” said marine zoologist Laurence Madin of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. The new species, …

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A few species of Blennies are also voracious and cunning predators, their comb-teeth modified with a set of impressive canine fangs

Eyespot Blenny (Ecsenius ops Blennies) The Blennies too munch on small crustaceans and zooplankton, but also use their slender comb-like teeth to graze on coral polyps or algae. A few species of Blennies are also voracious and cunning predators, their comb-teeth modified with a set of impressive canine fangs. The …

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KPMG Reef Check Team

A video of KPMG, one of Reef Check Malaysia’s corporate sponsor doing their survey on their adopted reef, Soyak Island in Tioman. REEF CHECK WORLDWIDE

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A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Empowering People to Save Our Reefs and Oceans

About Reef Check Reef Check – A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Empowering People to Save Our Reefs and Oceans Founded in 1996 by marine ecologist Dr. Gregor Hodgson, the Reef Check Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs. …

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Gobies are the largest group of fishes known in the world

Blue Banded Goby – Lythrypnus gilberti Gobies The Gobies are the largest group of fishes known in the world. With more than 1,600 species documented, these creatures have presented a taxonomical nightmare to fish-finders since the great age of Imperialism took natural history to all corners of the globe. They …

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Scientists Found 6,000 New Species of Marine Life

After a decade of work by thousands of marine scientists we can now say we have a much better understanding of life in the water that covers 70 per cent of the Earth. The Census of Marine Life is nothing less than a Domesday Book of the oceans. More than …

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DistriZoo 2011 – Pet supply trade show in France

DistriZoo 2011, France – 29 to 31 March 2011 DistriZoo is addressed to the pet animal market suppliers: •Manufacturer •Importer •Representative •Service Provider •Distributor who which to develop distribution network: •Pet supply trade •Garden centers •DIY superstores •Food superstores •Traders •Grooming salons •Veterinarians •Wholesalers/Agents •Mail order / online sales •Sports …

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Deep Sea Squid Footage – video

This stunning footage of deep-sea squids comes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where researchers use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to observe and record deep-sea animal behaviors. Learn more about MBARI… www.montereybayaquarium.org www.mbari.org

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The giant spider crab sloughed off old skin – video

In this video, a gentle and tiny spider crab is internally consumed by a terrifying angry red spider crab who then dispenses of the empty husk of its former host. Thanks to our Asian friend Kangatron for sharing.

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Thousands of New Species Discovered on Tiny Island

An expedition to a tiny island in the South Pacific’s Republic of Vanatu has yielded hundreds of new species, including possibly 1000 new species of crab. Coral guard crab Different squat lobster Feather star crab Pink limpet snails Pom pom or boxer crab Sea snail Snapping shrimp Squat lobster Two …