2. currentsinbiology:

    Haematococcus (algae), Euplotes (protozoa), and Cyclidium (ciliate)

    Charles Krebs

    Issaquah, Washington, USA

    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast

    (via dendroica)

  4. earthlynation:

    Photo source: x

  5. fuckyeahaquaria:

    Snowflake Moray Eel | Echidna nebulosa

    (by Aaron Lynton)

  6. (Source: voristrip)

  7. fuckyeahaquaria:

    Short Tailed Nudibranch | Ceratosoma brevicaudatum

    (by Bush-y)

  8. (Source: fem-wolf, via crystallinesea)

  10. libutron:

    Picturesque dragonet  

    Synchiropus picturatus (Perciformes - Callionymidae) is a reef-associated fish from the Indo-West Pacific (Philippines, eastern Indonesia and northwest Australia).

    The head, fins, and body of this fish are a psychedelic combination of blue, orange, and black spots on a green base. Males may be distinguished from females by their more-elongated first dorsal spine.

    Other common names: Spotted Mandarin, Spotted Mandarinfish, Psychedelic Mandarinfish, Psychedelic Fish.

    References: [1] - [2]

    Photo credit: ©Andrew Trevor-Jones

    Locality: Dragon Besar, Rinca Island, Indonesia. Depth: 2.3 m.

    (via crystallinesea)

  11. quinnidae:

    Illustration of the feeding mechanism of the sea gooseberry. When relaxed its tentacles expand, acting like a spider’s web to capture prey. Instead of stinging cells, these tentacles are lined with special adhesive cells to prevent prey from escaping. 

    They had these little guys at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a while, and I was absolutely fascinated by how much their tentacles can stretch. Really cool!

    (via scientificillustration)

  14. rhamphotheca:

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

    Our colleague Chris Mah at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History recently described new species of deep-sea starfish, including one named for MBARI’s ROV Tiburon, which collected the specimen.

    Click the link to read more about these new species: http://www.echinoblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-hippest-post-you-know-new.html

  15. fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

    Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow corridors of concentrated water vapor transport in the atmosphere. They often occur when winds from storms over the ocean draw moisture together and project it ahead of a cold front. The phenomenon was only recognized in the 1990s, but subsequent research has shown that atmospheric river conditions account for many instances of heavy rainfall and flooding in areas along the West Coast of the United States. Forecasters can now recognize the phenomenon in forecast models, allowing them to predict potential flood-inducing rainfall days in advance. To learn more, check out NOAA’s atmospheric river Q&A. (Image credit: NOAA)