Green Moray Eel | Gymnothorax funebris
"Part of the Moray Eels vicious reputation may come from the fact that they habitually open and close their mouths, which shows off their sharp teeth. Although this behavior may appear threatening, the eel is actually taking in water to breathe. The water passes over the gills and exits through vent-like openings at the back of the head." -
(Photos by Giovanni Mari)
European Fan Worm | Sabella spallanzanii
Oriental Flying Gunard | Dactyloptena orientalis
Soldier Crab | Mictyris longicarpus
Soldier crabs feed on detritus in the sand, leaving rounded pellets of discarded sand behind them. The males form into large “armies” which traverse the beach at low tide, before the crabs dig into the sand in their unique corkscrew motion, to wait for the next low tide.
(by Ian Bool)
Shellgrit Anemone | Oulactis muscosa
Stingray | Dasyatidae
Ghost Crab | Ocypode
Sand Tiger Shark | Carcharias taurus
"Also commonly referred to as a Grey Nurse Shark (not to be confused with a Nurse Shark) and Ragged-toothed shark, this is a deceptively aggressive looking species. In particular this species is considered docile, rarely causing problems for humans unless bothered first."
Angel Shark | Squatina sp.
Angel sharks have incredibly sharp teeth and are not afraid to use them on unsuspecting victims who lure near their vicinity, hence the ironic name of Sand Devil. If a diver exposes it completely by fanning the sand away from an angel shark’s back, it is still reluctant to move. An angel shark is known to lie in wait for over a week until the right food passes by.
(by Sander v Dijk)
Little Sand Anemone | Edwardsia sp.
(by richard ling)
Portrait of a Tasselsnout Flathead, Thysanophrys cirrnasa, resting on sand.
(by richard ling)
20100716 Aquarium 3 (Stars) (by BONGURI)
Long Reef Sunrise :: Sydney, Australia (by -yury-)
By Aaron Greig