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ichthyologist:

Blue-Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)
Blue-ringed octopuses are recognized as one of the world’s most venomous marine creatures. When provoked, its blue rings appear, warning the predator of its toxicity.
Its toxins cause total paralysis of the body, however, consciousness is maintained. The bite is small, often painless, but can cause death in several minutes.
Saspotato on Flickr
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trynottodrown:

That thing you do by pauldub on Flickr.
That thing you do Another octopus in a clam shell. Really, all the cool kids are doing it these days.
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trynottodrown:


Mini Octopus by MerMate on Flickr.
Mini Octopus This octopus was so tiny! Approx. 3-4cm. ~Paradise House Reef~
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worldlyanimals:

Octopus (coulombic)
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dragoncharming:

Octopus - ~Ghouley
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echeng:

Two squid, at night (Ambon, Indonesia). These guys were hunting just at the edge of our dive lights beams.
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100leaguesunderthesea:

Nautilus by PacificKlaus on Flickr.
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edgyhedgy:

I WANT THIS MUG
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edgyhedgy:


It’s so WEE!!
TO GLORY DEAR CEPHALOPOD!  HUZZAH!
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oceanportal:


We couldn’t stop talking about squid this year— whether it was the vampire squid eating feces in the deep sea, squid flying through the air, squid dismembering their own arm to distract predators, or the giant squid’s giant eyes (the better to see predatory sperm whales, my dear).
See our other picks for the top ten ocean stories of the year!
Photo: Brian Skerry
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davehugs: pros to being a jellyfish ur cute n beautiful you never have to go to college ur parents dont judge u ur allowed 2 be sassy dont get near my tentacles silly boys ill kill you whats a gender u just look amazing and float around all day wooooo cons to being a jellyfish   (via theredhoodie-deactivated2012122)

davehugs:

pros to being a jellyfish

  • ur cute n beautiful
  • you never have to go to college
  • ur parents dont judge u
  • ur allowed 2 be sassy dont get near my tentacles silly boys ill kill you
  • whats a gender
  • u just look amazing and float around all day wooooo

cons to being a jellyfish

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