World Oceans Day: 10 spectacular marine animals in pictures

Jun 08, 2018, 16:23 IST
  • World Oceans Day: 10 spectacular marine animals in pictures

    Banded sea-krait: A venomous sea snake found in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. They usually stay and feed in the sea, but return to land to mate. The banded sea krait is a sea snake that lives on coral reefs in the eastern Indian and western Pacific oceans. It gets its common name from the dark, vertical bars (bands) that streak an otherwise white body. Unlike some other sea snakes that complete their entire lifecycle in the ocean (e.g., olive sea snake), the sea kraits spend more time on land

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    Blue whale: The Blue Whale is a marine mammal and the largest creature in the world. There are records of individuals over 100 feet (30.5 m) long, but 70-90 feet (23-27 m) is probably average. An average weight for an adult is 200,000 to 300,000 pounds (100-150 tons). Blue whales have been found in every ocean of the world. Blue whales swim individually or in small groups. Pairs are very commonly seen. Approximately 2,000 blue whales live off the California Coast and migrate to Mexico and Costa Rica

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    Clownfish: Clownfish or anemonefish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, theylive at the bottom of shallow seas in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons. Bright orange with three distinctive white bars, clown anemonefish are among the most recognisable of all reef-dwellers. They reach about 4.3 inches in length, and are named for the multicolored sea anemone in which they make their homes

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    Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, home to tens of thousands of marine species. Coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine life on the planet. In fact the variety of life supported by coral reefs rivals that of the tropical forests of the Amazon or New Guinea. The total area of the world's coral reefs amounts to less than one quarter of 1% of the entire marine environment

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    Crystal Red Shrimp: This shrimp is easily identified by its unique red and white striped markings. The crystal Red shrimp resulted from the mutation of a bee shrimp and its grading system is similar to that of the red sherry shrimp

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    Damselfish: This species is a popular marine aquarium fish, usually found in tropical coral reefs. The average size of most Damselfish is two inches. They are often used to break in or cycle new aquariums. The majority of these fish are highly territorial, and may become aggressive toward other tankmates. They do well in groups of the same species

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    Lionfish: Also called turkey fish, zebra fish and scorpion fish, the fish are found in South Pacific and Indian Ocean. If attacked, the spines of this species deliver a venomous sting that can be extremely painful for humans, though not fatal

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    Moon Jellyfish: This translucent creature is found in most of the world's oceans. It feeds on plankton that includes organisms such as mollusks, crustaceans and other small marine organisms. It is most commonly found near the coast and in upwelling areas, where its prey occurs in higher concentrations.  This species is not a very strong swimmer, so they are often found on beaches after strong storms or tides that push them onshore

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    Shiho's seahorse: This spectacular looking creature is native to the waters of Japan. It was listed by the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable in 1996 and Data Deficient in 2003, but was later reclassified as Least Concern

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    Tiger shark: Named because of the tigerlike stripes on juveniles, the tiger shark is a agressive shark with excellent senses of sight and smell. Tiger sharks are common in tropical and sub-tropical waters throughout the world. These large, blunt-nosed predators have a duly earned reputation as man-eaters. They are second only to great whites in attacking people. But because they have a near completely undiscerning palate, they are not likely to swim away after biting a human, as great whites frequently do

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On World Oceans Day on June 8, here's a look at amazing marine creatures that have made their homes in the ocean

 

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