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Re: UNICORNS-They ARE real! They DO exist! Pics to Prove it!
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2012, 08:43:33 pm »
way cool topic, duroz!  :thumbsup:  The pics/info on the unicornfish & blue dragon seaslug was so interesting, I never knew about either until this thread!!



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Speaking of unicorns, did you know dragons exist too?!

the blue dragon sea slug! :thumbsup:

After I saw this, twol, I had to look this up, as I had never heard of them.

I was amazed - this thing is CRAZY looking and strangely beautiful!!

HERE'S  :o what I found on these "sea monsters" on http://badas*animals.tumblr.com:
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"This thing doesn’t just look cool, it is cool.
Even though it’s only 5-8 centimeters long, it preys upon the painfully venomous Portuguese Man o’ War.
It then takes the venom and stores it in its little fingery feathery things, to be delivered to some unlucky sucker at a later time of its choosing.
Since it can save up the venom, it delivers a worse sting than the Man o’ War itself, and being stung by a Portuguese Man o’ War is no joke.

It’s scientific name (Glaucus atlanticus) was taken from a Greek sea god, so that’s also pretty badas*.
Not bad for a slug.
WOW!!

A couple more "dragon" pics:
 

Thanks for posting about this unusual creature, twol!  :thumbsup:
      I'm modifying the topic title so it now includes Dragons
« Last Edit: July 18, 2012, 11:06:36 pm by duroz »
                    
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way cool topic, duroz!  :thumbsup:  

Thanks SherylsShado!! (bet you thought this thread was going to be about something completely different!)

The pics/info on the unicornfish & blue dragon seaslug was so interesting, I never knew about either until this thread!!
Nope, me either.  ;D :thumbsup:


Not sure what the above pic is of.....

but I SHO was hungry after I saw this:

 :o ;D

BTW - I love your "grocery shopping mama kitty" avatar!
The next creature is one you'll REALLY like!
« Last Edit: July 18, 2012, 11:06:19 pm by duroz »
                    
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OK, this one's JUST for SherylsShado:
        :angel11: The Sea Angel  :angel11:  

The tiny, translucent Sea Angel is another sea-swimming slug, like the blue dragon.
             Ran out of time to look up much info on this - I'll try to add it later!
                         (or maybe someone else might like to?)

Here's are some pics of the eerily BEAUTIFUL "angel":


Changed the topic title again now so Angels are included too!
« Last Edit: July 18, 2012, 11:06:02 pm by duroz »
                    
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I thought I would take up your offer "if someone else might like to" give some more info.

  :star: "Sea angels previously known as one kind of pteropod, are a large group of small swimming sea slugs in six different families. These are pelagic marine opisthobranch gastropod molluscs in the clade Gymnosomata within the larger clade Heterobranchia.

In this clade, the foot of the gastropod has developed into wing-like flapping appendages (parapodia) and their shells have been lost. These are both adaptations which suit their free-swimming oceanic lives. The adaptations also explain the common name sea angel and the scientific name of the order; from Greek gymnos meaning "naked" and soma meaning "body."

The other suborder of pteropods, Thecosomata, are superficially similar to sea angels but are not closely related. They have larger, broader parapodia, and most species retain a shell; they are commonly known as sea butterflies.

Sea angels are gelatinous, mostly transparent and very small, with the largest species (Clione limacina) reaching 5 cm. Clione limacina is a polar species; those found in warmer waters are far smaller. Some species of sea angel feed exclusively on sea butterflies; the angels have terminal mouths with the radula common to mollusks, and tentacles to grasp their prey, sometimes with suckers similar to cephalopods. Their "wings" allow sea angels to swim much faster than the larger (usually fused) wings of sea butterflies.


The animals are simultaneous hermaphrodites, and fertilization occurs internally. A gelatinous egg mass is released during spawning, and the eggs float freely until hatching. Their embryonic shells are lost within the first few days after hatching.


  :star:  Survival threats

The IPCC reports that increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing acidification of the oceans, which could eliminate pteropods from the Southern Ocean and cause serious repercussions throughout the food chain.[6]


  :star: In popular culture  :fish:

   ** The Digimon MarineAngemon is based on the Sea Angel in appearance and name.
   ** Pokémon water-types Phione and Manaphy are based on the sea angel.
   ** The Skies of Arcadia monsters Ghastling, Graver, Lurker, and Ghrost resemble sea angels.[7]"

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I thought I would take up your offer "if someone else might like to" give some more info.

Thanks jcribb! This was awesome of you!


  :star:  Survival threats

The IPCC reports that increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing acidification of the oceans, which could eliminate pteropods from the Southern Ocean and cause serious repercussions throughout the food chain.[6]

While I'm not surprised, this isn't good to hear.  :'(

They are just totally awesomely beautiful, though, aren't they?

Thanks again for posting all this info!!  :) :thumbsup:

MANY creatures like this to view on http://www.realmonstrosities.com also
                    
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I thought I would take up your offer "if someone else might like to" give some more info.

Thanks jcribb! This was awesome of you!


  :star:  Survival threats

The IPCC reports that increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing acidification of the oceans, which could eliminate pteropods from the Southern Ocean and cause serious repercussions throughout the food chain.[6]

While I'm not surprised, this isn't good to hear.  :'(

They are just totally awesomely beautiful, though, aren't they?

Thanks again for posting all this info!!  :) :thumbsup:

MANY creatures like this to view on http://www.realmonstrosities.com also

You're welcome!  I had fun looking it up.  Your topic is really interesting (double-taking a look, too, lol) and a lot of us are really enjoying it!  :) 

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You're welcome!  I had fun looking it up.  Your topic is really interesting (double-taking a look, too, lol) and a lot of us are really enjoying it!  :) 

Glad to hear that we are having fun!
Why don't you post something on the MERMAIDS thread? (I removed most of my religious "fun-poking" comments)
I can't believe no-one is joining in that one......

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You're welcome!  I had fun looking it up.  Your topic is really interesting (double-taking a look, too, lol) and a lot of us are really enjoying it!  :)  

Glad to hear that we are having fun!
Why don't you post something on the MERMAIDS thread? (I removed most of my religious "fun-poking" comments)
I can't believe no-one is joining in that one......

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Thanks!  I'll check it out.  I don't remember seeing it or I probably would have posted in there.  
By the way, your posts are always interesting, colorful, and creative.  I kept wondering how in the world you would get the pink glowing over the words.  I finally just figured it out, lol, and tried it out in another thread when answering your post.  So thanks for the idea of that!!

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Thanks!  I'll check it out.  I don't remember seeing it or I probably would have posted in there.  

I'm posting a nonsense response to put it back at the top of the topic list!

By the way, your posts are always interesting, colorful, and creative.  I kept wondering how in the world you would get the pink glowing over the words.  I finally just figured it out, lol, and tried it out in another thread when answering your post.  So thanks for the idea of that!!

Thanks for saying that!
I have a little too much fun (read WASTE A LOT OF TIME) doing pics and stuff..... :-[
                    
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Thanks!  I'll check it out.  I don't remember seeing it or I probably would have posted in there.  

I'm posting a nonsense response to put it back at the top of the topic list!

By the way, your posts are always interesting, colorful, and creative.  I kept wondering how in the world you would get the pink glowing over the words.  I finally just figured it out, lol, and tried it out in another thread when answering your post.  So thanks for the idea of that!!

Thanks for saying that!
I have a little too much fun (read WASTE A LOT OF TIME) doing pics and stuff..... :-[

Lol, it just makes the posts more eye-catching and interesting!   ;)

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Very nice thread, I'm really enjoying the pictures and information  :). I feel like I've been losing brain cells since graduating high school and it's nice to learn again.

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Thanks for starting this thread duroz.  Each picture is more awesome than the next. :)

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Here's another Sea Dwelling Beauty:

This is the Red Paper Lantern Jellyfish (Pandea rubra):




They live in the more northerly parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as the Southern Ocean.
Around Japan, they've been found at impressive depths of 450 to 1000 metres (1,475 to 3,280 ft).

They reach around 10 or 15 cm (4 to 6 in) long, not including 15 to 30 tentacles, which can get several times longer.

Mostly water, Pandea rubra is so fragile, that once brought to the surface, it’s reduced to a tattered blob in a jar.
                    
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Very nice thread, I'm really enjoying the pictures and information  :). I feel like I've been losing brain cells since graduating high school and it's nice to learn again.

Thanks for starting this thread duroz.  Each picture is more awesome than the next. :)

Thanks you guys! And you're so welcome! I'm glad people are enjoying this, and hopefully more people will add some other new "oddities" that we've never seen!
                    
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