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Chiroteuthis


Image: NOAAChiroteuthis is MOSTLY tentacles. Glad to see they've got their priorities in order! Chiroteuthis is a genus containing 8 species of deep sea squid.

Black Long-spined Sea Urchin


Image: Patrick RandallIt's the water hedgehog... OF DOOM! Image: Patrick RandallAnd by water hedgehog I of course mean Sea Urchin.

Knitting Shrimp


Image: Moorea BiocodeIs that a gun in your pocket, or are you just settling down for some knitting? I know it sounds strange, but it's a perfectly reasonable question.

Big World


It's a very big world... Video: Peter Kuttner For a very small pillow. This tiny (or normal) version of the Giant Red Velvet Mite is just 3 mm long!

Black Long-spined Sea Urchin


Image: Patrick RandallIt's the water hedgehog... OF DOOM! Image: Patrick RandallAnd by water hedgehog I of course mean Sea Urchin.

Doto varaderoensis


Image: Linda IannielloI'm sure this sea slug is meant to avoid predators by using camouflage... But I can't help but think that it avoids predators by looking contagious.

Fingered Dragonet


Image: Nick HobgoodTiny dragons can do a lot with a finger or two! And a bit of lipstick, apparently.

Roughty-tufty Legs


Image: Aleksey GnilenkovExoskeletons are pretty great; it's one of my favourite things about insects.

Chinese Lantern


Image: IsfuglThe Chinese Lantern is a hardy perennial that will provide you with all the natural, biodegradable paper lanterns you could ever want!

Strawberry Squid


Histioteuthis heteropsisYou've seen werewolves versus vampires. You've marvelled at Alien versus Predator.

Poltys


Image: Bernard DUPONTIt's a leaf. A perfectly honest, perfectly innocent leaf, shivering in the wind.

Unidentified Floating Object 2.0


Wow! Such light, such colour, such glorious delicate tentacles... Video: oceanexplorergov The space aliens really need to up their game if they don't want to be outdone by the UFOs of the sea!

Satanic Devil Fish


I don't know what this actual demon from Hell thinks he's playing at... Video: oceanexplorergovBut he's fooling no-one.

Doto varaderoensis


Image: Linda IannielloI'm sure this sea slug is meant to avoid predators by using camouflage... But I can't help but think that it avoids predators by looking contagious.

Fingered Dragonet


Image: Nick HobgoodTiny dragons can do a lot with a finger or two! And a bit of lipstick, apparently.

Roughty-tufty Legs


Image: Aleksey GnilenkovExoskeletons are pretty great; it's one of my favourite things about insects.

Chinese Lantern


Image: IsfuglThe Chinese Lantern is a hardy perennial that will provide you with all the natural, biodegradable paper lanterns you could ever want!

Strawberry Squid


Histioteuthis heteropsisYou've seen werewolves versus vampires. You've marvelled at Alien versus Predator.

Deep Sea Dragonfish


Image: Fran Martín de la Sierra My name is Deep Sea Dragonfish, eater of worlds. Look on my face, ye Mighty, and despair!

Fish-scale Gecko


Image: Arthur AnkerLook at those scales! It's not a mere suit of armour, it's a suit of shields! Fish-scale Geckos make up a tiny genus called Geckolepis, which means 'gecko scale.' It contains just five species, all found in various parts of Madagascar and the nearby Comoro Islands.


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