Category: fish

The continuing demise of Australia’s th…

The continuing demise of Australia's threatened species #marineexplorer

The continuing demise of Australia’s threatened species #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

Via Flickr:

Whilst Australia has a process for listing threatened species, there is no longer a requirement for threatened species to have a recovery plan, nor is the government required to act on plans if they do exist. Even when a plan is written, we don’t monitor whether it is implemented. www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/20/no-clue-envir…

Please stop what you are doing and look at the…

Please stop what you are doing and look at these baby Lionfish! 

Remember:-

Lionfish in Atlantic = invasive = problem.

Lionfish in Pacific = native = not a problem.

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📷s by Steven Kovacs

Original article

Please stop what you are doing and look at the…

Please stop what you are doing and look at these baby Lionfish! 

Remember:-

Lionfish in Atlantic = invasive = problem.

Lionfish in Pacific = native = not a problem.

—-

📷s by Steven Kovacs

Original article

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chouly-stuff: 25. PRICKLY 26. STRETCH  27…

chouly-stuff:

25. PRICKLY

26. STRETCH 

27. THUNDER

i-am-just-a-dreamer-ball: A set of marine life…

i-am-just-a-dreamer-ball:

A set of marine life stickers I did for @bd-blackmore ‘s birthday!

All of these beings are so valid and deserve all the love people give them!

elisafriesen: I’m adding things to my Etsy sho…

elisafriesen:

I’m adding things to my Etsy shop! Today’s new stuff is 3 art cards, all 5 x 7", with octopuses and fishes. More to come soon. Have a peek at the listings, and thanks so much for looking!

https://etsy.me/2rzjosk – indigo goldfish
https://etsy.me/2rAwrJT – green and copper octopus
https://etsy.me/2I7PC8l – green octopus

Tripod fish

Tripod fish

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spoopy / eerie / creepy / spooky / terrifying / ghastly / sinister / CURSED

Assuming that you mean Ipnopidae as opposed to Triacanthidae here, tripod fish aren’t too bad. Sure they stand on the sea floor, but they don’t really do anything else with them. If they were to start going full War of the Worlds on us and start striding around the abyss, then they’d probably rank higher.

Compare their tripod structures to fish like gurnards which use rays on their pectoral fins to walk around like fish-insects:

(image taken from Dr Diva Amon’s Twitter. Original ask prompt is found here.)

eartharchives: A bare-bones look at bizarre fi…

eartharchives:

A bare-bones look at bizarre fish

Modern fish make up a huge part of Earth’s ecosystems, and cover a lot of niches. Predators, omnivores and herbivores are all found in this diverse group. Millions of years of adaptation has sculpted their bodies into the various forms and shapes we see today.

Looking beneath the surface of a fish’s skin can reveal a lot about the ecology of fish – the most diverse group of vertebrates on Earth. Use our image sliders to see under their scales.

Written by @cyan-biologist, with original X-ray images from Fish Inside Out, by @smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, reconstructed by @franzanth.

Love me a bizarre fish or two!