Super Nudibranch Frenzy Friday!
Today’s Deep Sea Freak of the Week celebrates the nudibranch family of sea slugs. Nudibranches are hermaphroditic, largely carnivorous and often spectacular in appearance.
Vulnerable Deep Sea Freaks
One of my snitches has informed me that me that a local resources services firm is doing work to facilitate the dredging of deep sea hydrothermal vents. On average a new deep sea species has been discovered every 10 days since vent ecosystems were first discovered in 1977, yet deep sea ecosystems remain relatively unprotected with no global legal framework for high seas management. The World Wildlife Fund is currently working to establish unprecedented deep sea marine protected areas (MPAs) in a number of jurisdictions, including deep sea vent fields.
Deep Sea Freaks Archive
Wow, deep sea freaks come on the internet now! http://deepseafreakoftheweek.tumblr.com/ Yes, this is how I make up for missing two weeks of freak-posting. All the DSFotW archives, just for you.