lifeunderthewaves:


Seal Vs Octopus


On a dive underneat a pier in Victoria, Australia, I came across a juvenile Australian fur seal attacking and eating a large octopus. The seal would grab an arm of the octopus and tear off a chunk then come back and bite the head (maybe to stun the octopus?) before ripping off another mouthful.



Photograph by Phil Davison

lifeunderthewaves:

Seal Vs Octopus
On a dive underneat a pier in Victoria, Australia, I came across a juvenile Australian fur seal attacking and eating a large octopus. The seal would grab an arm of the octopus and tear off a chunk then come back and bite the head (maybe to stun the octopus?) before ripping off another mouthful.
Photograph by Phil Davison
malformalady:

An eye-catching two-toned lobster called Harley Quinn has become even more striking after moulting to reveal electric blue skin down one side of his body. The sea creature had surprised experts after it was caught in 2010 with a yellow, red and black body, buts its unusual appearance has intensified with each moult and it now has electric blue colouring. The lobster named Harley Quinn is pictured centre, with his two old coats, which have been carefully preserved.

malformalady:

An eye-catching two-toned lobster called Harley Quinn has become even more striking after moulting to reveal electric blue skin down one side of his body. The sea creature had surprised experts after it was caught in 2010 with a yellow, red and black body, buts its unusual appearance has intensified with each moult and it now has electric blue colouring. The lobster named Harley Quinn is pictured centre, with his two old coats, which have been carefully preserved.

onetwothreemany:

The sling-jawed wrasse. Evolution, you come up with some WEIRD shit.

But awesome. Thoroughly awesome.

Tip of the inspiration hat to The Brain Scoop, video by the Wainwright Lab out of UC Davis. 

palito77:

Frogfish are a variety of anglerfish that make up the family Antennariidae and can be found in tropical and subtropical waters.  They spend most of their time on the sea floor waiting for prey, which consists primarily of crustaceans and other fish. It begins to quietly stalk the prey by walking along the floor using its pectoral fins. When it is ready to strike, it rapidly opens its mouth to twelve times larger than normal, sucking up water and the fish.  These frogfish typically have many projections coming off of their body, which helps give the frogfish camouflage.  Image credit: Paul Rudder

palito77:

Frogfish are a variety of anglerfish that make up the family Antennariidae and can be found in tropical and subtropical waters.

They spend most of their time on the sea floor waiting for prey, which consists primarily of crustaceans and other fish. It begins to quietly stalk the prey by walking along the floor using its pectoral fins. When it is ready to strike, it rapidly opens its mouth to twelve times larger than normal, sucking up water and the fish.

These frogfish typically have many projections coming off of their body, which helps give the frogfish camouflage.

Image credit: Paul Rudder