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Plumose anemones

Attack of the Clones: Plumose anemone is creature of the month

As Plumose anemones can clone themselves, forests of them appear together. They comprise a tall, smooth column topped with a crown of feathery tentacles. Individuals are usually white or orange. They like areas with currents so tend to live on prominent pieces of wrecks or on rocky pinnacles - good diving areas.
Nematostella

Venomous sea creatures change their venom recipe often

Venomous sea creatures often change their venom recipe, adapting the potency and recipe of their venom to suit changing predators and aquatic environments.
Nurse sharks

Best places to scuba dive in March

March is a great month for shark diving, both in the northern and southern hemisphere. The Ningaloo Reef UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Western...
shark

Scientists track sharks by sampling seawater

A simple bottle of seawater shows the identifiable tracks of numerous species of shark - no need for baiting, hooking, filming or tagging.
Carpetflathead or Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish is Creature of the Month

Also known as the Carpetflathead, the Crocodilefish lives on sand and rubble near coral heads - although you might also find it in patches...
Dolphin by Tim Nicholson

Whales and dolphins have rich human-like cultures and societies

Whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects – much like...
Whale shark by Tim Nicholson

Shark Diving Tourists spend $25m in Australia

Shark diving tourism is a growing industry estimated to be worth more than $25.5 million annually in Australia. A new report has documented the value...
Jewel Anenome

Jewels of the Sea grab animals with their 100 ball-tipped tentacles then paralyse them

A myriad of colour patches cover the rock when jewel anemones make it their home. These flower-like animals, up to 2.5 cm (1") across, catch...
Great white shark grabs diver's air

Great white shark grabs diver’s air hose

I am often told how adventurous, crazy or "brave" I am, and that I take big risks. I don't take crazy risks, but I...
Several different vibrantly colored animals can bee seen in this image, taken at approximately 2240 meters (7350 ft), including an Anthomastus mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (Crinoids).

Weird and wonderful animals discovered in the deep sea

Okeanos Explorer completes latest expedition with fabulous photos and videos of extraordinary deep sea creatures.