Time to make the day a little more jawesome with the Shark Cam!
OPEN WIDE for a fish fun fact! Hogfish are hermaphroditic. The largest in a harem is a super male and the rest are females. When he moves on, the largest female changes into a male. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2Qg3OR1
🤝 a sense of scale 🤝
architects climbing fishes
https://ift.tt/2Lxrtbg Great shot by @geordie_reefer 🖤 #polyplab
OK, no wait, here’s some more to say: The cranchiid squid, a.k.a glass squid like this Galiteuthis sp., often have light-producing organs called photophores around their eyes. Cephalopod photophores can be a simple group of light-producing (“photogenic”) cells, or they can be quite complex, with photogenic cells surrounded by reflectors, lenses, light guides, color filters and muscles.
Complex photophores are often able to actively adjust the color, intensity and angular distribution of the light they produce. Scientists believe that these photophores around the eyes provide counter-illumination, where the organ produces light to cancel out the shadow cast by the squid’s eyeballs in the faint deep-sea light.
In the vast midwater of the deep sea, where there’s nowhere to hide and your shadow is your enemy, glass squid photophores make light work out of camouflage.
May our baby murre chick’s flippity flappies serve as your Monday Motivocean!
That #Monday feeling… He may look a little blue, but this is actually a red grouper. Red groupers grow slowly and can reach up to 50 inches in length and weigh up to 50 pounds! This guy lives in our Giant Ocean Tank. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2QamB08
https://ift.tt/34Glk46 The closest way to capture your tanks true colors is through our lens. #polylablens 📸 @drewslagoon #polyplab
What do you mean the weekend is already over? Just kidding! The Blackfin snapper in our Giant Ocean Tank don’t have jobs, so every day is a party. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/32GTxyK