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Fire Urchin


Image: Candace Pratt Asthenosoma variumThe sea! The sea! The sea is on fire! We don't need no water 'cos it evidently doesn't have the normally expected effect!

Eyelashes Onna Stick


Image: NOAA Photo Library Actinoscyphia sp.The Venus Flytrap Anemone is 100% pure eyelashes! With, er, stinging cells and a carnivorous appetite attached.

Mole Cricket


Image: Mark YokoyamaYou know how you shouldn't make a mountain out of a molehill? Well, this might be your best opportunity to make a bonsai mountain that's even smaller than the average molehill!

Tangled Tubeworm


Image: John Turnbull Filograna implexaWorms. Lots and lots of worms. Uncountable hundreds and thousands of worms all hanging out together in a home of their own making.

Chiroteuthis


Image: NOAAChiroteuthis is MOSTLY tentacles. Glad to see they've got their priorities in order! Chiroteuthis is a genus containing 8 species of deep sea squid.

Black Long-spined Sea Urchin


Image: Patrick RandallIt's the water hedgehog... OF DOOM! Image: Patrick RandallAnd by water hedgehog I of course mean Sea Urchin.

Knitting Shrimp


Image: Moorea BiocodeIs that a gun in your pocket, or are you just settling down for some knitting? I know it sounds strange, but it's a perfectly reasonable question.

Big World


It's a very big world... Video: Peter Kuttner For a very small pillow. This tiny (or normal) version of the Giant Red Velvet Mite is just 3 mm long!

Black Long-spined Sea Urchin


Image: Patrick RandallIt's the water hedgehog... OF DOOM! Image: Patrick RandallAnd by water hedgehog I of course mean Sea Urchin.

Doto varaderoensis


Image: Linda IannielloI'm sure this sea slug is meant to avoid predators by using camouflage... But I can't help but think that it avoids predators by looking contagious.

Fingered Dragonet


Image: Nick HobgoodTiny dragons can do a lot with a finger or two! And a bit of lipstick, apparently.

Roughty-tufty Legs


Image: Aleksey GnilenkovExoskeletons are pretty great; it's one of my favourite things about insects.

Chinese Lantern


Image: IsfuglThe Chinese Lantern is a hardy perennial that will provide you with all the natural, biodegradable paper lanterns you could ever want!

Strawberry Squid


Histioteuthis heteropsisYou've seen werewolves versus vampires. You've marvelled at Alien versus Predator.

Poltys


Image: Bernard DUPONTIt's a leaf. A perfectly honest, perfectly innocent leaf, shivering in the wind.

Unidentified Floating Object 2.0


Wow! Such light, such colour, such glorious delicate tentacles... Video: oceanexplorergov The space aliens really need to up their game if they don't want to be outdone by the UFOs of the sea!

Satanic Devil Fish


I don't know what this actual demon from Hell thinks he's playing at... Video: oceanexplorergovBut he's fooling no-one.

Doto varaderoensis


Image: Linda IannielloI'm sure this sea slug is meant to avoid predators by using camouflage... But I can't help but think that it avoids predators by looking contagious.

Fingered Dragonet


Image: Nick HobgoodTiny dragons can do a lot with a finger or two! And a bit of lipstick, apparently.

Roughty-tufty Legs


Image: Aleksey GnilenkovExoskeletons are pretty great; it's one of my favourite things about insects.


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