Oriental Flying Gurnard ( Dactyloptena orientalis )        Image Source    This deep-sea creature called the oriental flying gurnard is a flying gurnard found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans at depths    down to 100 m. Their length is up to 40 cm. The oriental flying gurnard has huge, round pectoral fins. The fins are usually    held against the body, but when threatened they can expand the ‘wings’ to scare off a predator.    Flying Gurnard ( Dactylopterus volitans )

Oriental Flying Gurnard - Dactyloptena orientalis - at Lembeh Straits, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Oriental Flying Gurnard has large pectoral fins with eye spots which it displays to scare.

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California Sunfish. They used to have one of these at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it was my favorite thing to see there. It amazed me how something so large and unlovely could move with such amazing grace and fluidity. Such joy!

The ocean sunfish is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of lb.

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an Axolotl, also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander.

"Sea Bunnies" are a type of sea slug called Jorunna parva. Most of them are less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long and can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean from South Africa to the central Pacific. Though the most images of these animals show white animals with black spots, these sea slugs are usually yellow or orange.

The adorable science behind the “sea bunny”

Creatures from The Mariana Trench. The Abyss. Amazing creatures! Some fascinating some from your nightmares. The ocean is truly amazing!

Creatures from The Mariana Trench

Night dive creatures off the big island of Hawaii - Sport Diver Magazine

Night dive creatures off the big island of Hawaii - Sport Diver Magazine (Bioluminescence creatures are my fave)

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Dumbo Octopus. Rarest octopus, living at extreme depths. Largest one ever recorded was 6 feet long.

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopuses are named because of their ear-like fins coming out of their heads. They live in the extreme depths of the water, some living 7000 meters below sea level. Unlike other octopuses, they swallow their food whole! SO CUTE!

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Weird Deep Sea Creatures

Some really weird and scary sea creatures - eeekkk!

Just some weird creatures found after a tsunami

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The Pink Sea-Through Fantasia (Enypniastes eximia). This incredible creature was only recently discovered. It is a species of swimming sea cucumber that was found in the Celebes Sea.

This actually exists under water. So pretty ...please stay there.

KING RAGWORM Alitta virens ©Alexander Semenov Another great shot by Alexander Semenov! Alitta virens is an annelid worm that burrows in wet sand and mud. It is classified as a polychaete in the family Nereididae . Sandworms make up a large part of.