Wondrous Creatures


Red-Lipped Batfish

37 Weird And Wonderful Creatures That Actually Live On Our Planet (pulptastic.com)

Batfish are found in the waters around the Galapagos Islands, but are terrible swimmers. Instead, the fish have learned to walk the ocean floor on their fins.


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Wonderful World

The ocean continues to be a source of great exploration and enchantment for many. With its charismatic (and sometimes elusive) wildlife, stunning plant life and even shipwrecks and underwater statues, there are so many wonders to appreciate under the waves. But you don’t have to be an experienced diver to take a look at these 50 amazing sights from our seas — we’ve gathered them here for you in this gallery that celebrates our oceans.



Slide 3 of 51:            This brightly colored crustacean is a Peacock mantis shrimp. The females tend to be mainly red, but the males display these enchanting colors. They use an extremely fast punch to kill their prey — one of the fastest movements in the animal kingdom and forceful enough to break through an aquarium's glass wall.
Slide 6 of 51:            Up close with a crinoid — a marine animal related to sea stars and sea urchins. They are sometimes referred to as living fossils, because they have been around for about 450 million years and can still be found in the oceans today. This photo was taken in a coral reef in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Under the sea: 50 breathtaking images from our oceans (msn.com)

AMAZING Creatures

Amazing creatures you only find in the world’s oceans (msn.com)

“If we want to meet undiscovered organisms before we lose the chance forever, we must conserve reefs around the world.” We introduce some of the curious creatures he has encountered in his explorations…

Slide 2 of 18: Diminutive golden pygmy gobies seek shelter in an old soda can that litters the floor of a coral reef off Sulawesi. The Indonesian island is within the “Coral Triangle”, a marine region that spans parts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, and has the world’s highest marine biodiversity. “Given its amazingly high biodiversity, the Coral Triangle’s conservation is a global priority,” writes Dr Smith.

Beautiful Animal

Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird

Scientific Name: Eupetomena macroura

Class: Aves

Habitat: Brazil

The swallow-tailed hummingbird lives in east and central South America. It prefers semi-open areas, sparse woodland, coastal regions, and gardens, but will avoid dense rainforest. It has a long forked tail that comprises half of the bird’s 16 cm length.https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ql-QPwTMJMQ?start=0

The swallow-tailed hummingbird has plumage that is a mixture of green, blue, and purple, and its wings flap at approximately 20 beats per second, allowing it to hover while feeding on flower nectar. They are aggressive towards other birds and will `dive-bomb’ or pester birds as large as hawks!

The swallow-tailed hummingbird in flight.

The 10 Most Beautiful and Majestic Animals in the World – Owlcation

Beautiful! Madagascar Sunset Moth

The immensely colorful Madagascan sunset moth.
http://The immensely colorful Madagascan sunset moth. Jennifer Shelton on Flickr (with permission)

 Sunsehttps://owlcation.com/stem/Top-10-Most-Beautiful-Animals-In-The-Worldt Moth

Scientific Name: Chrysiridia rhipheus

Class: Insecta

Habitat: Madagascar

The Madagascan sunset moth is a uniquely colorful lepidopteran that is sought after by collectors. Its often asymmetrical pattern of colors is caused by the optical interference and scattering of light by curved, partially reflective scales on the moth’s wings.

The 10 Most Beautiful and Majestic Animals in the World – Owlcation