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Golden fireworm (Golden Bristle Worm)
This is a marine polychaete of the species Chloeia flava commonly referred to as Golden fireworm, which can reach up to 10 cm long and occurs in the Indo-Pacific.
These polychaetes have a bad reputation because their bristles (setae) are painfully urticating, hence their common name of fireworm.
[Annelida - Polychaeta - Amphinomida - Amphinomidae]
Photo credit: ©Ben Naden | Locality: Bali, Indonesia
Deep-sea Octopus Graneledone boreopacifica
This beautiful octopus is Graneledone boreopacifica (Octopodidae), a deep-sea cephalopod from the north Pacific, that generally lives in the bathyal to abyssal zones ranging from 90 m to 2755 m depth; they also have been reported at particular ecosystems like hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.
This octopus is characterized by having uniserial rows of suckers, and wart-like tubercles covering dorsal surfaces of head, mantle, arms and web.
An article published in 2009 demonstrated that, like many other cephalopods, females of this species use sperm from multiple males to fertilize their eggs, so their hatchlings have multiple paternity.
Specimen shown was observed at 2327m in depth by the Canadian ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science).
Photo credit: ©neptunecanada | Locality: Offshore Canada (Pacific)
A Sea of 4.5 Million Baby Blue Eye Flowers in Japan’s Hitachi Seaside Park
Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING
Alek Wek photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Vogue Paris, December/January 1997/98