The Creative Evolution Of Sea Creatures

  • Harboring an effective camouflage with its host gorgonian coral, the pygmy seahorse species was not discovered until it was found in an aquarium.
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    Harboring an effective camouflage with its host gorgonian coral, the pygmy seahorse species was not discovered until it was found in an aquarium.
    Vickie Coker
  • Lobsters will spray urine, like a perfume, to lure potential mates.
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    Lobsters will spray urine, like a perfume, to lure potential mates.
    Doug Perrine
  • Jawfish protect their eggs from predators by hatching them in their mouth.
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    Jawfish protect their eggs from predators by hatching them in their mouth.
    Steven Kovacs
  • A conch sexual encounter involves the male extending a verge to the female. Predators will sometimes feed on a male conch's verge but the conch has evolved to regenerate its sexual organ.
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    A conch sexual encounter involves the male extending a verge to the female. Predators will sometimes feed on a male conch's verge but the conch has evolved to regenerate its sexual organ.
    Jerry Corsaut
  • The parrotfish excretes a cocoon of mucus from its mouth that can hide its scent from predators and perform as a warning system for intruding prey.
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    The parrotfish excretes a cocoon of mucus from its mouth that can hide its scent from predators and perform as a warning system for intruding prey.
    Doug Perrine
  • A male squid envelops a female squid with flashing red tentacles during sex.
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    A male squid envelops a female squid with flashing red tentacles during sex.
    Mark Conlin
  • Two hermaphroditic clown nudibranch mate.
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    Two hermaphroditic clown nudibranch mate.
    Diane Armstrong
  • The Greenland shark has poisonous flesh and can live up to 200 years.
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    The Greenland shark has poisonous flesh and can live up to 200 years.
    Doug Perrine
  • A Chromodoris annulata deposits a spiral of eggs.
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    A Chromodoris annulata deposits a spiral of eggs.
    Mark Strickland
  • Male octopus have a specialized arm that transfers packets of sperm to its female counterpart.
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    Male octopus have a specialized arm that transfers packets of sperm to its female counterpart.
    Steven Kovacs

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