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Tag Archives: marine life

D is for Dugong

This wonderful picture of an amiable, gentle, slow, inoffensive dugong was taken by Christian Haugen on Flikr. Dugong and their relatives, manatees, both in the order sirenia, are the only completely vegetarian sea creatures. They eat by uprooting whole sea grasses from the ocean floor, detecting them using the bristles on their upper lip, and leave distinctive …

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U is for Underwater

This photo was taken by the fabulously talented Stefan Siebert, who has kindly given me permission to show it here. It is an extraordinarily beautiful creature, a tiny (about 5mm) underwater crustacean. It is a species of Sapphirina copepod – in the same family as woodlice and crabs. They are usually invisible. Until that is, they catch the …

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