Cool life forms a lot of people don't know about.

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03 Apr 2011, 2:13 am

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I love axolotls. :D (And I don't know--or care--what a mudkip is.)

Blobfish. :(

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03 Apr 2011, 2:48 am

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A beautiful octopus ( 2), and is highly venomous, so I thought I'd post it. Being down under you probably know of these there h.b.

A had a generic one( Atlantic species ) as a pet in my aquarium.

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The blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) are three (or perhaps four) octopus species that live in tide pools in the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Australia (mainly around southern New South Wales and South Australia[1]). They are currently recognized as one of the world's most venomous animals.[2] Despite their small size and relatively docile nature, they can prove a danger to humans. They can be recognized by their characteristic blue and black rings and yellowish skin. When the octopus is agitated, the brown patches darken dramatically, and iridescent blue rings or clumps of rings appear and pulsate within the maculae. Typically 50-60 blue rings cover the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the mantle. They hunt small crabs, hermit crabs, and shrimp, and may bite attackers, including humans, if provoked.



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03 Apr 2011, 3:21 am

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Moog wrote:
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Everyone knows about these... but I just HAD to post it. :p

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I could just drown in those pools


I want one of those, for a pet. :O)

I didn't know Hoot Hoot from Pokemon was real


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03 Apr 2011, 3:38 am

Mdyar wrote:
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A beautiful octopus ( 2), and is highly venomous, so I thought I'd post it. Being down under you probably know of these there h.b.

A had a generic one( Atlantic species ) as a pet in my aquarium.

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The blue-ringed octopuses (genus Hapalochlaena) are three (or perhaps four) octopus species that live in tide pools in the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Australia (mainly around southern New South Wales and South Australia[1]). They are currently recognized as one of the world's most venomous animals.[2] Despite their small size and relatively docile nature, they can prove a danger to humans. They can be recognized by their characteristic blue and black rings and yellowish skin. When the octopus is agitated, the brown patches darken dramatically, and iridescent blue rings or clumps of rings appear and pulsate within the maculae. Typically 50-60 blue rings cover the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the mantle. They hunt small crabs, hermit crabs, and shrimp, and may bite attackers, including humans, if provoked.


They are fun to pick up with sticks! :lol: :P


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03 Apr 2011, 7:39 am

The dodo! extinct, but cool anyway.
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03 Apr 2011, 10:01 am

vampire squid

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03 Apr 2011, 10:03 am

Diatoms again.

Sorry, but they amaze me.

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03 Apr 2011, 11:16 am

coconut crab :=
a crab that climb palm trees for the coconuts,
they most often use gravity to break the shells of the coconuts.
odd, for sure.
[img][800:893]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Birgus_latro_%28Bora-Bora%29.jpg[/img]


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03 Apr 2011, 3:10 pm

Oodain wrote:
coconut crab :=
a crab that climb palm trees for the coconuts,
they most often use gravity to break the shells of the coconuts.
odd, for sure.
[img][800:893]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Birgus_latro_%28Bora-Bora%29.jpg[/img]


They eat coconuts? How interesting. I'm eating a coconut right now. What do crabs normally eat?


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04 Apr 2011, 4:52 pm

The narwhal is a whale with a horn on its head.



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04 Apr 2011, 7:07 pm

carcasses on the ocean floor i think, correct if im wrong here.

i saw narwhals while living on greenland, they are scary when you are in a rib boat.


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05 Apr 2011, 8:09 am

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a coelacanth


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05 Apr 2011, 8:15 am

Tawny Frogmouth. Look how well they camoflage! :o

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05 Apr 2011, 3:09 pm

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those things look like a freaky penis head. (sorry i couldnt resist, i have cock on the brain 24/7 :pig:)


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05 Apr 2011, 3:16 pm

Caecilians
Not a worm, or a snake, but an amphibian, strangely
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Tuatara
New Zealanders are probably familiar with this reptile. Looks like a lizard, but isn't a lizard
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05 Apr 2011, 4:26 pm

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Aye-Aye
it lives in madagascer where it spends the nights knocking on wood listening after grubs.


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