Aquatic Life Appreciation Thread 🐳 🐠 🐙

Can this forum handle yet another animal/nature appreciation thread? I think so!!! :grinning:

This one is about celebrating marine life, whether it’s in the sea, lakes, or rivers. It can be both in the water or living beside it.

I personally love watching documentaries of marine life. It’s amazing to see all these wonderful and amazing creatures, but also to realize just how little we still know about the sea.

Please have fun sharing your love of the sea and water! ^>^

Extra bonus points go to anyone that posts the Japanese names and kanji of any creature they share.

I’ll start with some lovely 水母 【くらげ】or jellyfish! :blue_heart: :purple_heart: :green_heart:
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(I really think these are amazing creatures. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: )

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シーラカンス or coelacanth :durtle_durtverted_lvl1: Our local POLL fish

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Last pics taken before confinement:

Do you know what those are?

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Looks like eggs to me. Can’t say what though. :slight_smile:

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Frog or toad?

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カエルの赤ちゃん…でしょう? (本当の名前が分かりません)
Actually I probably should say カエルの卵

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Yep! nearer home, there are thousands of those miniature ones hopping about. It’s a skill not to walk on them!

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Frog-fail! :joy:
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白鳥【はくちょう】swan &
鯉【こい】 carp
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(I guess they’re feeding the koi and the swans are getting in on the action. )

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Kinda looks like they’re feeding the swans, but the swans are feeding it to the koi instead.

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I guess that’s also a possibility! ^^;

Here’re some nice 烏賊【いか】cuttlefish, squid. I wish I knew the individual types of squid in Japanese. If anyone knows, please share!
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Giant squid 大王烏賊 だいおういか or ダイオウイカ
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Vampire squid コウモリダコ bd6aa315ec2aabe1c6b61738bcaeccca

Pyjamas squid
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What elderitch horrors tasty dishes in waiting *ahem* beautiful creatures

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I appreciate marine life as well…

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I must confess that I’m a huge fan of calamari as well. :joy:

Now, you’ve made me hungry! Those dishes look soo yum! :yum:

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There is this guy who does fabulous underwater videos, sharing them on his YouTube channel Bubble Vision. He’s an amateur videographer, but does some truly amazing close-up videos of marine life! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Here, have some deadly sea creatures :joy:

Blue-ringed octopus

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Lion Fish

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Nudibranch

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Beaked sea snake

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Cone Snail

Smooth Trunkfish

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Here are some of the fish names in Japanese from Jisho:

Red lion fish: 歯並蓑笠子 はなみのかさご or ハナミノカサゴ
Blue-ringed octopus: 豹紋蛸 ひょうもんだこ or ヒョウモンダコ
Nudibranch (family of seas slugs): 裸鰓類 らさいるい
Seaslug: 海牛 うみうし or ウミウシ [sea cow :joy:]

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Thanks!

Also…

isn’t this also a sea cow? :joy:

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Yep, nudibranchs in particular are known for their vicious nature :wink:

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Whales are so amazing and I used to want to become a marine biologist just so it would be my job to study these incredible animals.

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Pygmy seahorse (cute!) :heart:
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Moorish Idol 角出 つのだし or ツノダシ
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Nemo, no, I mean Clownfish 熊の実 (or is that “bear truth” :joy:) くまのみ or クマノミ
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