Aquatic Life Appreciation Thread 🐳 🐠 🐙

白鳥【はくちょう】swan &
鯉【こい】 carp
koi swans
(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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Sea bunny :rabbit: I have no idea what they’re called in Japanese :joy:

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Cute!!! :grin: :blue_heart:

I really like the Japanese legend about orcas or killer whales. Majestic creatures and quite intelligent! :nerd_face: In Japanese they’re called 鯱 しゃち or シャチ

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(just hanging out with one’s friends :sunglasses: )*
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*In reality, I think they are looking for penguins=food=nom nom :sweat_smile: )

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You don’t need to be vicious to be deadly.

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Gorgeous but cruel, aren’t they? But who am I to judge?

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“Thus we see the parts of the plan fall into place: the water receiving from earth and air the simple materials, storing them up until the gathering energy of the spring sun wakens the sleeping plants to a burst of dynamic activity, hungry swarms of plank-tonic animals growing and multiplying upon the abundant plants, and themselves falling prey to the shoals of fish; all, in the end, to be redissolved into their component substances when the inexorable laws of the sea demand it. Individual elements are lost to view, only to reappear again and again in different incarnations in a kind of material immortality. Kindred forces to those which, in some period inconceivably remote, gave birth to that primeval bit of protoplasm tossing on the ancient seas continue their mighty and incomprehensible work. Against this cosmic background the life span of a particular plant or animal appears, not as a drama complete in itself, but only as a brief interlude in a panorama of endless change.”

– Rachel Carson, from the book “Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson”

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Oh, another nature thread. XD

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Welcome to the thread! ^>^

More sea slugs 海牛 うみうし or ウミウシ, because they’re dangerously beautiful!
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(I only recognize this last one from having played Endless Ocean 2 (Wii) :joy: If only I remembered the name, white-striped something something (?)…:sweat_smile: )

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Some googling later…It appears this rather popular sea slug does have a Japanese name “gomafu biroodo umiushi, which loosely translates to black speckled velvet sea slug” according to some unverified source.* At least the last part should be right, it is a 海牛.

Also:

*source Bushy-Tailed "Sea Bunnies" Are the Cutest Slugs Everyone is Falling in Love With

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