February 20, 2008

Miniphotos of Marine Minatures

Hey look! Really small marine creatures! Seriously, look how small they are! Especially the little spherical fish. But the amorphous collective thing above seems really cool:

This jellyfish relative called a blue button isn’t one organism but many, joined at the gas-filled hub that keeps the colony afloat. Each tentacle has a specialized role in the cooperative—catching prey, digesting, or reproducing. The pigment blocks ultraviolet rays.
Joooooooiiiin usssss. Resistance to the blue button is futile. You will be incorporated into our gas-filled hub...

National Geographic - Marine Minatures