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Kellet's Whelk


I posted this on Facebook a while ago, but I’m re-posting here so everyone can see it.


This is one of the coolest exhibits I’ve seen in quite a while. What you’re seeing is a lucite box with whelks on the top and a piece of fish screwed to the bottom. The whelks are adapted to live on the rocky ocean floor, and send their long flexible mouth things down in between the rocks to feast on whatever things they can scavenge. In this exhibit, you get to see a behavior that is extremely interesting and that, gives you a very different understanding seeing it than reading about it.




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Scaly Tube Snail_1


I hadn’t heard of these guys before, so I looked them up.


Apparently you can’t really find them in subway systems.




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Two-spot Octopus_5


I got a paint-by-numbers book of octopuses once. That was a confusing day.




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Nudibranch

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:01 pm
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Lion Nudibranch_5


The wikipedia page for the nudibranch boasts the only occurrence of the phrase “Apparent production of sound” on the entire site.




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Giant Acorn Barnacle


In case you ever wondered what was inside a barnacle.




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Crab

Jul. 19th, 2017 06:01 pm
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Crab_4


TFW that interesting person you’ve been talking to for the last hour suddenly shows their true colours.




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Egg Yolk Jelly_5


I think we should stop calling certain types of people “snowflakes”.


The term “jellyfish” is much more apt, as it seems they just spend their time floating around the Internet stinging people, but whenever they encounter anything that isn’t exactly like themselves in their specially-designed jellyfish-bubble of safety, they start falling apart – whining about how unfair life is.




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Hornyhead Turbot


This hornyhead turbot is somewhat untrusting of my new wide angle macro lens.




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Bluebanded Goby_3


This goby is outraged that the new Doctor isn’t a fish and is heading to a comments section near you.




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