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Glass squid

The hedgehog of the cephalopod world, this Cranchia scabra has a mantle completely covered in tiny, multi-pronged teeth. When threatened, it withdraws its head into the mantle and puffs itself into a tight, thorny sphere.

Jellyfish

Purple jellyfish (Águilas, Spain) Pelagia noctiluca, about 15 cm long by…

Banco de peces en Cabo Pulmo México

Photographer and marine biologist Octavio Aburto snapped the images of the "fish tornado". Images of an underwater fish "tornado" were captured at Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico.

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Related to the jellyfish and corals, Siphonophore is a continuous chain of specialized polyps - individual animals that grow from one another in an organized colony. Some in the colony are devoted to feeding, armed with stinging cells to snag fish or in

An octopus in a clam shell

Post with 44 votes and 6025 views. Octopus in a clam shell. Looks like a lil' octopus sleeping bag!

Nautiluses are the sole living cephalopods whose bony body structure is externalized as a shell. The animal can withdraw completely into its shell and close the opening with a leathery hood formed from two specially folded tentacles.

Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) a Cephalopod fossil of the seas unchanged since the Triassic Period 500 million years ago. It lives in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean

Jellyfish

Color Photography - Fine art print - blue jellyfish with long tails underwater.

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The Very Scary Looking Vampire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 45 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away from the Ocean

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis - most awesome squid of all time.

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis - most awesome squid of all time.

rhamphotheca:  octopoda: Squids and Octopus - 2 Sided 1972 Encyclopedia Book Plate (via mysunshinevintage on Etsy.)

I really like botanical illustrations like this--that could be one approach to design, making it look old-timey and detailed like this. Squids and Octopus - 2 Sided 1972 Encyclopedia Book Plate

Endemic to the waters off south and east Australia, leafy and weedy sea dragons are closely related to seahorses and pipefish. Leafies are generally brown to yellow in body color with spectacular olive-tinted appendages. Weedies have less flamboyant projections and are usually reddish in color with yellow spots.... #Sea_Dragons

**~A variety of Sea Dragon (not a seahorse)~**(Comment below pic - "Looks like he ate two tiny scuba divers." Is this critter for real (w/orw/out scuba divers)?

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