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The Electric Eel

Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus)

The Electric Eel is the only known species of freshwater fish that has been known to literally electrocute its prey and enemies. In fact, humans and alligators have been known to succumb to these evolutionary marvels.   Electric eels are in fact not eels at all. They are a scaleless freshwater fish. They also need to breathe air every ten

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The Coelacanth

The Coelacanth

The Coelacanth is an ancient fish once thought extinct. There are only two remaining species of this genus around today. Morphological and DNA evidence suggests that coelacanths are more closely related to salamanders than to a guppy.

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Sea Sheep

The Sea Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae)

The Sea sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae) is a sea slug that uses some of the algae it eats to help power itself via photosynthesis. In other words, it’s a sea slug that can use the power of the sun to help make its food.   We featured one of the Sea sheep‘s cousins a while back, Elysia Chlorotica. What they have in

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Invertebrates

Vertebrates

The Coelacanth

The Coelacanth

The Coelacanth is an ancient fish once thought extinct. There are only two remaining species of this genus around today. Morphological and DNA evidence suggests that

Sea Life

The Tongue-Eating Louse (Cymothoa exigua)

Cymothoa exigua is nightmarishly known as, “the tongue-eating louse”. Many a fisherman have discovered a very unwelcome hitchhiker in the mouth of their snapper catch.

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