There are many more photos of adorable creatures of the deep sea at this site.
Thanks for the link! Deep sea creatures are awesome. A little more than 3/4’s down the page is a black eyed squid. Any idea what it’s carrying? Is that it’s brood?
I would hardly call the Fanfin Seadevil adorable!
In the picture you posted, I can make out the eyes, but are the other two pink shapes it’s brain and beak?
The other photos on the site are spectacular. Far better than any human-designed alien species, IMHO.
I think they’re ALL cute. My youngest has a thing for deep sea creatures, but she’s more into angler fish. She epcecially likes viper fish. Me, I like the inverts. I think those red plumed tube worms are the CUTEST!
I like the dumbo octopus; do we know anything else about this nifty creature?
For some reason it looks vaguely like Darth Vader. Or maybe Chad Vader.
Ewww, I can see it’s brain! Looks a lot like my 5th grade teacher actually, only slightly more evolved.
Very cool! Thanks for the photo link, I’m really enjoying looking at these when I need a break from paper-writing.
Also, I thought you might enjoy this post from the CRAFT blog yesterday: Octopus love!
He is disguising himself as a martini!
(clearly the photo was printed upside-down)
Thanks for the link. My daughter got a kick out of finding out that ‘snails’ and ‘worms’ live underwater. I’m kind of partial towards that reddish creature above the Munnopis. Has it been identified/named?
Are you on the committee for this years LA Times festival of books?
Though they’re relatively common in my area , my heart still flutters when I find an “Othoceras” with an exposed siphuncle .
It’s Robbie the Robot (reincarnated as a cephalopod)!
That site is diggbait, as you can guess from the name. The actual site that originally uploaded the photos is http://www.thedeepbook.org as you can see from the watermarks on the pix.
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Now you can learn everything you need to know about octopus sex. It’s a bit tangly:
That’s all I’ve got to say. Hippos are really into scat.
Yeah, I’d hide too.
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