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from the Guardian

2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Census of Marine Life images

Megaleledone setebos, a shallow-water circum-Antarctic species from the Southern Ocean. It is the closest living relative to deep-sea octopuses. The specimen shown is a juvenile; adults reach a total length of nearly 1m.

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Nudibranchs are shell-less marine molluscs that live in seas around the world. They have external gills (frond-like) that give the nudibranch its name, meaning naked gills. Photographed off Indonesia.

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from Metro

Sparklemuffin: The new type of spider that will cure arachnophobia

PURPLE-STRIPED JELLY (Chrysaora colorata, formerly Pelagia colorata): (Juvenile) a species of jellyfish that exists primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. The bell (body) can grow up to 3 feet, w/a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with the age of the individual, consisting typically of eight marginal long dark arms, and four central frilly oral arms. Its stinging tentacles are used to bring in mainly small prey, including zooplankton, larval fish, & fish eggs.

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from Paperblog

Les animaux albinos

Albino Octopus: A new species discovered near hydrothermal vents on the Antarctic Sea floor, an area lacking sunlight, but rich in minerals. #Octopus #Antarctica #Albino_Octopus

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from Mail Online

British scientists find 'lost world' of unknown species 8,000 feet down on Antarctic sea bed - kept alive by undersea volcanoes

Octopus's garden: The team found what they believe is a completely new species of the creature in the ocean's depths

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Pelagic Octopus ~ Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures / A pelagic, or open-ocean, octopus gives off a neon glow in Hawaii. Most species of octopus have no internal skeleton, unlike other cephalopods.

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