Moray eels, like this massive honeycomb moray (Gymnothorax favagineus), use their sharp teeth to grab their prey out of the water column. A second set of teeth located on their second jaw, called a ‘pharyngeal jaw’, then launches forward into their mouth from the back of their throat, and grabs their prey before dragging them back in.
Sounds like something you could only find in a science-fiction movie! You know which one I'm talking about ;)
The Spanish shawl (Flabellina iodinea). This species is common off of Southern California, specifically in the Channel Islands. Facts and 📷by @michaellanghans Santa Rosa Island, California, USA🇺🇸⠀
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Repost from professional underwater photographer @alexkyddphotos 💙🙌🏽: ”Selfie with these mermaids😆! We’re pretty stoked that we just finished our freedive course with @freedivegili . Thank you to our awesome instructor @sofiabagenholm 👌”
This Yellow Shrimpgoby is on the lookout for danger while his blind shrimp room mate maintains their home down below. The two have a symbiotic relationship, as the Goby is unable to dig and the Shrimp is unable to see