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Trinacria synicum    Structure of diatom cell    Courtesy of Ekaterina Nikitina    Image Details  Instrument used: Quanta Family  Magnification: 4000 x  Voltage: 20 kv  Detector: ETD

Trinacria synicum Structure of diatom cell Courtesy of Ekaterina Nikitina Image Details Instrument used: Quanta Family Magnification: 4000 x Voltage: 20 kv Detector: ETD

The Ping Pong Tree Sponge, (Chondrocladia Lampadiglobus) lives more than 1.5 miles beneath the surface of the ocean and is carnivorous. Photo by Claire Nouvian

The aptly named Ping-pong tree sponge (Chondrocladia lampadiglobus) is a carnivorous sponge. Those ping-pong ball looking things are covered in tiny spicules which the sponge uses to catch tiny crustaceans.

The salp chain -  (Pegea confoederata) A salp (plural salps) or salpa (plural salpae or salpas) is a barrel-shaped, planktonic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton.

The salp chain - (Pegea confoederata) A salp (plural salps) or salpa (plural salpae or salpas) is a barrel-shaped, planktonic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. The salp strains the pumped water through its

Chondrocladia lyra - a new carnivorous harp sponge discovered in the deep sea!

holymoleculesbatman: “ Lyre Sponge Chondrocladia lyra A spectacular, large, harp- or lyre-shaped carnivorous sponge discovered in deep water (ave. 3399 m) from the northeast Pacific Ocean off the.

Little Sea Dragon

Glaucus atlanticus (commonly known as the sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug). This little sea slug eats poisonous jellyfish and stores their venom for its personal use