Category: Underwater

Dumbo Octopus

The Dumbo Octopus can be found in any ocean and is known to have been found any where upto approximately 7,000 meters below sea level. We believe there to be around 37 different species of Dumbo Octopus, they can usually be found close to the sea bed and can grow up-to 20cm in length. The Dumbo


In the waters of northern Australia lurks the Irukandji. This small jellyfish approximately 2.5cm in diameter has a string that can kill a human in a matter of days! Irukandji Not much is known about the Irukandji as it is very fragile and cannot live easily in captivity as even bumping into a aquarium wall

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Members of the salmon family, the rainbow trout are those salmon which stay in fresh water after they hatch. They are found in Asia and most of North America. The anadromous type, those that hatch in freshwater streams then return to the ocean have been introduced into forty five countries to be used as sport


The Cornet fish is a relative small family of fishes that are very elongated and look quite strange when viewed. They are sometimes called rifle fish because of their looks. When viewed they have a very long snout that is  snout making up a quarter of the overall   length. The cornet fish is sometimes called

Hermit Crab

The hermit crab is known in many cultures as a great pet, though these crabs can be found in nature, too! What many people do not know about this species is that it is not closely related to a true crab whatsoever. What sets these crabs apart from other crabs is that they have a


The Chimaera is also known as Chimaera fish, ghost sharks, ratfish, or rabbitfishes. These fish are related to both sharks and rays and are a member of the order Chimaeriformes. Unlike a lot of animals that you’ll find in the water, the chimaera has a skeleton that is made up of cartilage and their skin

Fur Seal

The name given to these guys just about says it all. Fur seals are beautiful marine mammals that have been hunted for the fur they are wearing, so that someone else could wear it too. They have a lovely coat of very fine and thick hair that is well suited for their lives in colder

Shovelnose Ray

The shovelnose ray is known by many names such as the long nosed shovelnose ray, the long snouted ray, shovelnose shark, Australian guitarfish, and the eastern fiddler ray. Whatever you want to call it this is a ray that has a body disc that is not all that much longer than it is wide. What


The Granrojo is also known as “big red” and is a relatively recently discovered jellyfish that is a member of the family Ulmaridae and is the only member of the genus. This jellyfish is notable for many reasons and scientists are eager to learn more about it. This is a very large jellyfish, so that

Furry Lobster

If you are an avid diver just about anywhere in salt waters you have probably come across a furry lobster at some point. The furry lobster is also called the coral lobster, depending on what area of the world that you are diving in. These animals are small decapod crustaceans and they are very closely

Bali Catshark

Not much is known about the Bali catshark. What is known about this newly discovered species is that it is only found in Bali, Indonesia and it was found when a survey was being done of the fish that is found in local fish markets. Little did local fishermen know, they were catching a shark

Southern Elephant Seal

Known for being the largest pinniped as well as the biggest member of the Carnivora order, the elephant seal is one of just two species of the animal.  This species was named for its massive size as well as the big proboscis that is seen on the adult males.  This proboscis is used to make


Many people have never heard of salps until they come across them when they are in one of many oceans around the world. A salp is an unusual looking creature that is a free floating tunicate and is barrel shaped. The creature is able to move by pumping water through its body, which is jelly


The Axolotl is one of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders. This species belongs to the Tiger Salamander complex and they are different from the other species because they never go through metamorphosis so even as adults they are gilled and aquatic. The species is well known in Mexico, and that is because they are thought