Posts tagged: under the sea
polypterus appreciation post
They’re nocturnal predatory freshwater fish, and are notable not just because they look cool, but because they’re really fucking old, which is part of why they look so cool. They have lungs, and are obligate air breathers. Juveniles show external gills, like axolotls. Though they can swim (and sometimes very fast in sudden bursts), they often prop themselves up on their ‘arms,’ and scoot around the bottom that way.
just humor my love of these fish, ok
Banded sea krait (Laticauda colubrina)
Despite Appearances, this creature, the ‘Wolf Eel,’ is one of the natural worlds true wonders, they are remarkably friendly. Wolf eels having never seen a human diver before will not fear it, not attack it, but investigate and most likely come to the conclusion that this human can help scratch its back!
They love to brush up against humans, get pet, and other things, making them the friendliest animals in the world!
Erm, where can I find this animal?