San Diego Aquarium Breeds Rare Weedy Sea Dragon in Captivity — TIME

(SAN DIEGO) — A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating. San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography said in a news release Thursday that two weedy sea dragons have hatched this week, making the aquarium…

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From Penis Fish to Sea Pickles: Weird Sea Creatures Keep Wash Ashore Amid NorCal Storms — KTLA

Beachgoers may have found themselves in quite a pickle last week trying to identify thousands of gelatinous sea creatures that washed ashore during a strong storm in Northern California. A horde of large, fat worms descended upon a central California beach, spooked out of their burrows by a bomb cyclone in late November. (Credit: David…

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In A World Full Of Fish Be A Shark — Through Open Lens

Shark Week F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 360. Spiny Dogfish Shark What did the seal with the broken arm say to the shark? Do not consume if seal is broken. Interesting Fact: This shark is known to hunt in packs that can range up into the thousands. They are aggressive hunters and have a sizable diet that can […]

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Sea cucumber farming in Madagascar helping to increase all kinds of marine life — Life & Soul Magazine

Farming sea cucumbers is giving coastal communities in Madagascar an opportunity to earn a sustainable income while contributing to increasing levels of marine life of all kinds, previously in decline due to overfishing. Sea cucumbers are a vital part of the marine ecosystem. They keep ocean acidity levels in check, decompose organic matter into recyclable […]

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Sunshine Is My Favorite Accessory! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? Where on Earth have you been? Interesting Fact: The sea lion’s ancient ancestors, like those of whales and dolphins, lived on land. The modern animal is well adapted to an aquatic environment, with its streamlined body and […]

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A Day With Seahorses, Platypuses and Echidnas — My Wild Australia

I recently went out to a lovely spot called Beauty Point about 40 minutes drive from Launceston in Tasmania and visited Seahorse World and Platypus House. Seahorse World was quite interesting and had plenty of seahorses to watch and discover. There were a number of tanks full of baby seahorses. These were only a few […]

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Catching Some Rays And Then Making Some Waves! — Through Open Lens

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What do you call a seal in the desert? Lost. Interesting Fact: The California sea lion is a sleek animal, faster than any other sea lion or seal. These eared seals top out at speeds of some 25 miles (40 kilometers) an hour. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/california-sea-lion/ )

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