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What you need to know about Lionfish!

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Source: blueocean.net/

It’s been over twenty years since we first started hearing alarming reports of lionfish being seen in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Originally from the Indo-Pacific it is not certain how they invaded the Atlantic, but once in waters where they have no natural predators, the lionfish population exploded and quickly became the most destructive invasive species in history. Read more

September 28, 2017 |

Dumbo Octopus

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The “Dumbo Octopus” is purportedly named after Walt Disney’s famous character “Dumbo” the elephant because of it’s ear-like fins.  These interesting animals can be found in all oceans of the world. They can be rarely seen because they are living on the bottom of the sea on a depth ranging from 1,300 to 23,000 feet. Other species of octopi live in shallower waters. Since not much is known about dumbo octopi, they are not considered to be endangered species. Read more

September 18, 2017 |

Mandarin Fish

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The mandarin fish or mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus), is a small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family. The mandarin fish is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands to Australia. The name comes from its fantastic coloration which resembles the robes of an imperial Chinese officer (Mandarin). Read more

September 5, 2017 |

Mimic Octopus

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The mimic octopus was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This is the only octopus known to mimic the appearance and mannerisms other species. Mimic octopus have been known to imitate more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, flounders, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. Read more

August 30, 2017 |

Meet the Scientist Who Has Discovered More Than 1,000 Species of Sea Slug

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Source: by Eric Simons – Baynature.org

Terry Gosliner, a curator at the California Academy of Sciences, looks through nudibranchs to see the world.

Terry Gosliner found his first new species of sea slug as a teenager in a tidepool at Duxbury Reef in Marin, and then just never stopped. For the last five decades he has discovered sea slugs and sea slugs and more sea slugs, to the point it was recently announced he has discovered his one-thousandth species — or something nearing one-third of the known species of sea slug on the planet. Read more

August 18, 2017 |

Wolf Eel

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A face only a mother could love? 

A fish with a face of a wolf & the body of an eel, The WOLF EEL.

High on my Bucket list to dive with. I’m asked quite frequently where I want to diving & what I want to see. And if I’m going to see one, Guess I’m going to have to breakdown & wear a 7 mm suit, maybe better yet a dry-suite. Maybe our friends at DUI can help. Read more

July 25, 2017 |
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