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Manatee,sometimes known as sea cows.

Manatees (family Trichechidae, genus Trichechus) are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. Someday i plan to swim with you oh manatee!

Sea Butterfly - "Thecosomata are sea snails about the size of a lentil, with shells so thin that they are virtually transparent. Rather than sliding on the seabed, their foot has evolved into a pair of thin ‘wings’ that flap through the water. Sea snails mostly swim upside down because their body and shell is heavier and hangs down from the wings. They are preyed on by a kind of swimming sea slug called a sea angel."

Sea Butterfly - "Thecosomata are sea snails about the size of a lentil, with…

The Red-bellied short-necked turtle or Jardine River turtle (Emydura subglobosa) is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family. It is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.It is a endangered species of Australia. Majority of the time it is around shallow, muddy areas of water. Its cranial anatomy, embryogenesis, and skeletogenesis are well known. - by Decima Danyese Davis

San Diego Zoo - Red-bellied short-necked turtle Disco turtle has moves! This photo of a baby red-bellied short-necked turtle was taken in but was one of our most-liked and most-viewed photos of

endangeredanimalblog:    The COELACANTH is referred to as a living fossil because it is the only remaining species of a group of fish species that died out millions of years ago. It is found in the deep coastal waters of eastern Africa, where rocky shores are battered by strong oceanic currents. A large fish, growing to a length of about 6 feet, and it moves along the rocky slopes with the help of fleshy pectoral fins. Populations  are thought to be critically low.

The Coelacanth is the most famous of all “living fossils” and deserves to be in this list, because it is the best example of a “Lazarus taxon”, this is, animals that were supposed to be long extinct and are unexpectedly found to be alive.

"The eerily beautiful Adelieledone polymorpha is one of 4 octopi discovered in Antarctica which have a cold resistant venom."

The eerily beautiful Adelieledone polymorpha is one of 4 octopi discovered in Antarctica which have a cold resistant venom. -And they look freakin awesome! (Not my caption but I agree with it)