Bearded Fireworm | Hermodice carunculata
(by arialrae)

Bearded Fireworm | Hermodice carunculata

(by arialrae)



Harbor Seal | Phoca vitulina
(by divindk)

Harbor Seal | Phoca vitulina

(by divindk)



Cow Shark | Hexanchidae
(by Day Is Coming)

Cow Shark | Hexanchidae

(by Day Is Coming)



Humpback Whale | Megaptera novaeangliae

“Humpback whales are the noisiest and most imaginative whales when it comes to songs. They have long, varied, complex, eerie, and beautiful songs that include recognizable sequences of squeaks, grunts, and other sounds. The songs have the largest range of frequencies used by whales, ranging from 20-9,000 Hertz. Only males have been recorded singing. They sing the complex songs only in warm waters, perhaps used for mating purposes. In cold waters, they make rougher sounds, scrapes and groans, perhaps used for locating large masses of krill (the tiny crustaceans that they eat)." -

(by jason tinder)

Humpback Whale | Megaptera novaeangliae

Humpback whales are the noisiest and most imaginative whales when it comes to songs. They have long, varied, complex, eerie, and beautiful songs that include recognizable sequences of squeaks, grunts, and other sounds. The songs have the largest range of frequencies used by whales, ranging from 20-9,000 Hertz. Only males have been recorded singing. They sing the complex songs only in warm waters, perhaps used for mating purposes. In cold waters, they make rougher sounds, scrapes and groans, perhaps used for locating large masses of krill (the tiny crustaceans that they eat).-

(by jason tinder)



astronomy-to-zoology:

"Calico Crab" (Hepatus epheliticus)
Also known as the “Dolly Varden Crab” Hepatus epheliticus is a colorful species Aethrid crab that occurs in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Dominican Republic. Calico crabs are typically seen in areas with sand/muddy substrates and is often seen buried in the sand with its only its eyes exposed. H. epheliticus is also often seen carrying the sea anemone Calliactis tricolor on its back for protection.
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Aethridae-Hepatus-H. epheliticus
Image: Dawson

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Calico Crab" (Hepatus epheliticus)

Also known as the “Dolly Varden Crab” Hepatus epheliticus is a colorful species Aethrid crab that occurs in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Dominican Republic. Calico crabs are typically seen in areas with sand/muddy substrates and is often seen buried in the sand with its only its eyes exposed. H. epheliticus is also often seen carrying the sea anemone Calliactis tricolor on its back for protection.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Aethridae-Hepatus-H. epheliticus

Image: Dawson



Short hiatus, so sorry!

A few days ago I got a job offer in Washington, so I’m in the process of moving to another state and I just don’t have any time right now to queue anything up. I’m really, really sorry!

The good news is that with my new apartment I’ll have free wifi, so I’ll be able to post things more consistently!

I’m going to be living on the beach and I’m really excited to finally see the ocean and get out of Idaho. As soon as I get settled I’ll queue up a bunch of posts for you guys!

Thank you guys so much for everything and for your patience and I’m really sorry for this break!



Longhorn Cowfish | Lactoria cornuta
(by Dermal Denticles)

Longhorn Cowfish | Lactoria cornuta

(by Dermal Denticles)



Goldfish | Carassius auratus
(via sarsmis)

Goldfish | Carassius auratus

(via sarsmis)



Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus
(by joeger)

Oscar | Astronotus ocellatus

(by joeger)



Spotted Blue-Eye Rainbowfish | Pseudomugil gertrudae
(by Elma_Ben)

Spotted Blue-Eye Rainbowfish | Pseudomugil gertrudae

(by Elma_Ben)



Sailfish | Istiophorus
(by Rob Hughes)

Sailfish | Istiophorus

(by Rob Hughes)



Orca | Orcinus orca
(by Jonathan Ball)

Orca | Orcinus orca

(by Jonathan Ball)



Orca | Orcinus orca
(by Cornforth Images)

Orca | Orcinus orca

(by Cornforth Images)



Tiger Shark | Galeocerdo cuvier
(by WIlly Volk)

Tiger Shark | Galeocerdo cuvier

(by WIlly Volk)



Porbeagle Shark | Lamna nasus
(by WWF)

Porbeagle Shark | Lamna nasus

(by WWF)